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
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