Posted on : 10-07-2009 | By : InteractiveEducator | In : Tables and Graphs
Whole Class Activity: Use the first website to practice reading bar graphs. Discuss the parts of a graph: title, labels, and scale with the class. Then, use the second website to create a class bar graph. Survey the class about their favorite __________ (fill in the blank) and tally your results together. Then, use the online site to create a bar graph with the data. As a class, determine the labels, scale and title.
Individual/Partner Activity: Have the students create their own surveys, tally their results, and use the second website to create their own bar graphs from the data they collect. Have the students write a few questions and answers for their graphs keeping the answers separate from the questions. After the students have completed the assignment, have them exchange graphs with a partner, answer each other’s questions, and check each other’s answers. Note: This activity flows smoothly if the teacher has checked each student’s questions and answers prior to the exchange.
Individual Activity: As an alternative to the students creating their own graphs from a survey, have them practice creating bar graphs from data that is already given on the third website.