I created this let’s make a graph activity to give my Algebra 1 students practice making various types of data displays. We needed to practice making bar graphs, box-and-whisker-plots, circle graphs, and stem-and-leaf graphs.

We completed this activity after going over our Types of Data Displays Foldable.

I made these half-sheet forms for students to complete and then put in a pocket in their notebooks.

Students had to come up with four different questions for the class to ask that we could turn into the four different types of graphs/data displays.

This activity ended up taking a class period and a half (50 minute periods) to complete.

My students struggled with coming up with appropriate questions that would yield good data. So, I had to keep telling them to come up with new ideas.

For the stem-and-leaf graph, all three of my Algebra 1 classes independently decided to do “What is your favorite number?” I found this to be very interesting!

## Let’s Make a Bar Graph Activity

## Let’s Make a Box-and-Whisker Plot Activity

## Let’s Make a Circle Graph Activity

## Let’s Make a Stem-and-Leaf Graph Activity

## Free Download of Let’s Make a Graph Activity

Let’s Make a Graph Activity (PDF) (158 downloads)

Let’s Make a Graph Activity (Editable Publisher File ZIP) (100 downloads)

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Becky

Wednesday 16th of March 2016

Great items to add to that math journal. Thank you for those ideas to get me started

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Tuesday 29th of March 2016

Thanks Becky!

zendergirl

Saturday 12th of March 2016

I wish Stats was placed at the end of the year for us. They have it as our 5th unit and make us take benchmark assessments so I can't change the order too much. They had it between linear functions and systems. I vetoed that this year because the students just get comfortable with linear functions and then take a month off to do stats before returning to systems. So I moved it to after systems. Still a terrible but better than before.

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Tuesday 29th of March 2016

Benchmark Assessments seem like a pain to work around.

Alicia

Tuesday 8th of March 2016

Great way to take notes on these!

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Tuesday 29th of March 2016

Thanks Alicia!