Line Graph and Scatter Plot Mini Project
Texas TEKs 6.12C, 6.12D, 6.12H
A fun way to actively engage students in learning.
Students can be assigned to work individually or in small groups.
Each individual / group randomly selects a project card and follows the directions to complete dot plots, line graphs, and scatter plots. In most cases students will use rulers to draw their own charts and graphs. However, prepared worksheets for the tables, plots, and graphs have been provided as a modification for struggling students.
note: The in class mini project cards require that the students survey 20 people. The home project cards have students surveying 100 people.
note: I recommend having students put their finished projects on construction paper.
Once students have correctly completed their graphs they should be given stretch cards that require analysis of the data.
Level 1: Students complete a table by converting the data to fractions and percent.
Level 2: Students analyze the data to find the mean, median, mode and range of the data. They also determine whether the data demonstrates a negative, positive, or neutral correlation.
At each level, students are also expected to create accurate and inaccurate statements about the data.