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Graphs for Discrete and for Continuous Data: Discrete vs. Continuous Data

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Not all data is the same. Using the interactive, pupils compare data represented in two different ways. The learners develop an understanding of the difference between discrete and continuous data and the different ways to represent each type.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class brainstorm different types of discrete and continuous data
  • Lead a discussion on other ways to display data
Classroom Considerations
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Pros
  • Allows the user to see the correct answer if needed
  • Provides additional examples
Cons
  • Using the histograms is confusing, since they display the number of data points for a quantitative variable