Chapter 11. Adrienne, Darrin & Katie. Gathering Data. There should be a purpose to collecting data To answer questions Add information to our world Compare things or groups The data being collected should be of interest and meaning to the collectors
Adrienne, Darrin & Katie
A graph clearly shows you the data.
In class teachers should have the students create their own graphs that help them see the information.
Informal approach: When the students collect their own data and create the graphs the data is more meaningful for them.
*Just don't let students get caught in the details of the graph too much.
http://jmathpage.com/JIMSStatisticspage.html (simple graphs)
1) Real graph: real objects
Which graph do you think is useful for the kids? Why?
Which of these graphs do you think, will help the kids?
Statistics - numbers that describe data, and give insight to the relevance of described data