Abstract
A summary of the types of statistical
graphs covered in class allows the students to be able
to choose the appropriate graph to represent a given
set of data.
Purpose – By discussing the advantages and disadvantages
of bar graphs, histograms, scatterplots, line graphs,
and pie charts as well as the types of data that is
best represented by these graphs, the students will
be able to decide what type of graph is the appropriate
form of display when they create the graphs for their
final project on arsenic in their given community.
Objectives
Students will
be able to:
i.
List the advantages and disadvantages of using bar
graphs,
histograms, scatterplots, line graphs, and
pie charts to represent data
ii. Choose the appropriate type of graph to represent
a given a particular set of data
Math Standards
Data Analysis and
Probability
Formulate questions that can be addressed
with data and collect, organize, and display
relevant
data to answer
them
Select and use appropriate statistical methods to
analyze data
Teacher
Background
See
attached sheet
Related and Resource Websites
http://math.youngzones.org/stat_graph.html
http://www.dur.ac.uk/stat.web/prestest.htm
http://www.statcan.ca/english/edu/power/ch9/sumgraphs/sum.htm
