Data Management Ontario | Misleading Graphs | Lesson and Activities

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Analyzing misleading data is not only part of the new Ontario Math curriculum, it is also essential for a student's understanding of the graphs they view in the media every day. This Media Literacy meets Data Management lesson and activity set will help your students to understand what misleading data is, how it is used in real life, as well as how and why they are created -  to teach them to beware! They will also learn how to create a digital graph using Google Sheets. Deep thinking at its best!

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Lesson Portion (Digital and Printable)

The digital transitions within the lesson portion will provide your students with step by step learning about the following topics:

  • What misleading data means
  • How to describe the shape distribution of a set of data (e.g., symmetric (bell shaped), left skewed, right skewed, uniform)
  • What a scale is and how it affects the shape of a set of data
  • Graphs in the media and how they can mislead us
  • The importance of being aware of how graphs can mislead us
  • How to create a digital graph (included in the activity section)

Also includes a less text heavy version to be used with ELL learners or for differentiation.

Students are given opportunities for practice, with provided answers, prior to moving to the activities portion.

Practice Portion with Provided Answers (Digital and Printable)

Use these "Would You Rather" Prompts for your math centers, where students will analyze graphs to answer the question of "Would you rather use this graph or this one to ...." (insert 8 different scenarios here). Deep thinking and fun put together.

Digital - Use the drag and drop circles and text boxes to answer

Printable - Circle and complete on printed copy

Apply and Self Assess (Digital and Printable)

Includes 3 activities to complete

  • Choice of 3 different analyzing graphs activities
  • Creating misleading graphs activity (on Google Sheets or Grid paper)
  • Graphs in the media activity

Answers for all activities and feedback rubric for math and media also included.

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Total Pages
25 (plus printable version)
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
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