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
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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