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110 resources with the keyterm graphing data

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Walking the Plank

For Students 6th - 8th
This is a cool math activity. Kids collect and interpret data based on a physical act. A board is balanced between a scale and a step, learners record a peer's weight as it decreases while s/he walks further away from the scale. They...
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Camouflage!: Collecting Data and Concealing Color

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Help young scholars see the important role camouflage plays in the survival of animals with a fun science lesson. Starting with an outdoor activity, children take on the role of hungry birds as they search for worms represented by...
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World Cup Math: Equal Opportunity?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Exactly how fair is the World Cup? Even though all teams have the same number of players and follow the same rules, there are other factors that come into play. This series of three lessons explores the impact that income inequality,...
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Fuss About Dust

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Dust is everywhere around us; it's unavoidable. But what exactly is dust and are certain locations dustier than others? These are the questions students try to answer in an interesting scientific investigation. Working independently or...
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Weather Graph Data

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Teaching young mathematicians about collecting and analyzing data allows for a variety of fun and engaging activities. Here, children observe the weather every day for a month, recording their observations in the form of a bar graph....
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Favorite Ice Cream Flavor

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
What better way to engage children in a math lesson than by talking about ice cream? Using a pocket chart or piece of chart paper, the class works together creating a bar graph of the their favorite ice cream flavors. Learners then work...
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How Do You Use a Scatter Plot to Find a Positive Correlation?

For Teachers 6th - 11th
You can use a scatter plot to determine if there is a positive, negative, or no correlation between the given data. After graphing data you need to find a line of fit, a line that best represents the data you've graphed. It will be the...
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How Do You Use a Scatter Plot to Find No Correlation?

For Teachers 6th - 11th
How do you determine the correlation in a set of data? Plot the data, find the line of fit, then use that line to determine if the correlation is positive, negative, or no correlation. This tutorial demonstrates that when a line of fit...
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Slope, Vectors, and Wind Pressure

For Teachers 9th - 11th
A hands-on lesson using the TI-CBR Motion Detector to provide information to graph and analyze. The class uses this information to calculate the slope of motion graphs and differentiate scalar and vector quantities. There is a real-world...
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When Will We Ever Use This? Predicting Using Graphs

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Here are a set of graphing lessons that have a real-world business focus.  Math skills include creating a scatter plot or line graph, fitting a line to a scatter plot, and making predictions. These lessons are aimed at an algebra 1 level...
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How Old is Your Money?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Elementary learners explore coin mint dates. First, they listen to the book Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst. They then sort a collection of coins according to their mint date and put them in order from oldest...
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A Day at the Beach

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Help learners determine the rate of change for the temperature of sand. They will collect data on the temperature of wet and dry sand over time with a heat lamp overhead. Then make a scatter plot of the data and find a linear model to...
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Ice Cream Sundae Survey

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Young scholars analyze data through graphs. They will complete a class survey on ice cream sundaes and tally and graph the responses. They then analyze the information from the class graph.
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Ice Cream Lab

For Teachers 7th - 10th
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Even high schoolers enjoy making ice cream. This laboratory exercise has them record the temperature changes throughout the process of liquid becoming solid, graph the results, and...
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One Size Fits All, Part 1

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Can you tell how tall someone is just by looking at their feet? In this activity, young mathematicians measure their height, arm span, and foot size, graph their findings, and answer questions about how these measurements are related....
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Creating Tables and Bar Charts

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
A great way to introduce the concepts of data collection, bar charts, and data analysis. Learners see how their teacher used the data from fifty of her friends to construct a bar chart showing their favorite toys.
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Holiday Greeting Cards: A Graphing Activity

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students examine statistics about the popular type of greeting cards and create pie or bar chart using an online tool. They illustrate the sales statistics for the greeting cards before making the charts.
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Rainbows, Bridges & Weather, Oh My!

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Explore how real-world applications can be parabolic in nature and how to find quadratic functions that best fit data. A number of different examples of modeling parabolas are explored including a student scavenger hunt, the exploration...
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Graphing the Temperature within the Atmosphere

For Students 6th - 8th
Musing meteorologists design graphs of the temperature and pressure changes for altitude increase in our atmosphere. The activity is pertinent to middle school earth science curriculum. Vary the type of homework you assign when teaching...
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Using a Bar Graph

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this bar graphs learning exercise, students read the table for 'People Living in Hillside House' and then complete the bar graph to show the occupants on each floor.
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Histograms Manage a Flood of Data

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Discover histograms as a means of displaying data. Pupils examine a set of data then, construct a histogram that can be used to provide a good picture of average claim costs. They use their histogram to estimate total costs of insuring a...
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Predicting from Data Patterns

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Graphing data promotes accuracy and visual comprehension of predictable patterns. On two straightforward worksheets, learners graph data and practice reading the information in x- and y-axis format. They plot the growth of a pinto bean...
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How to Draw a Bar Chart Correctly

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Your class has gathered their data, so what's the next step? They need to display and analyze their data, and a bar chart is a perfect tool for the job. This resource provides the step-by-step instructions those kids need to construct a...
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What's Your Favorite? Bar Graphs - Enrichment 7.1

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this bar graph worksheet, students take a survey and use the information to create a double bar graph to answer related questions. Houghton Mifflin text referenced.