This resource pack includes mini posters and activities created to help your students learn and demonstrate their understanding of creating surveys and collecting, organizing, and analyzing data.
Topics Covered in This Kit:
- What is Data?
- Organizing Data
- Important Parts of Graphs
- Reading, creating, and analyzing the following types of graphs:
pictographs, dot plots, bar graphs, scatter plots, and pie graphs.
The mini-posters in this kit are designed to help reinforce concepts. If you have skilled readers, they may be able to use these posters to self-teach themselves the data analysis concepts. These posters are meant to serve as a resource for students to refer to as they work through the data analysis kit at their own pace.
This kit contains the following mini-posters:
What is Data?
Important Parts of Graphs
Types of Graphs: Pictographs (2)
Types of Graphs: Dot Plots
Types of Graphs: Bar Graphs (2)
Types of Graphs: Scatter Plots (2)
Types of Graphs: Pie Graphs
The survey pack includes the following:
Brainstorming Survey Questions
Create a Pictograph
Create a Dot Plot
Create a Bar Graph
Create a Scatter Plot
Reflecting on Your Data
There are many different ways to use this kit. You could use it as your resource box for data analysis and draw on it as you would during your usual instruction.
In my own classroom, I am working on motivating my students to be self-directed learners, so I designed this kit as a way to allow them to move at their own pace through data analysis concepts. To this end, I have a plastic container that I labeled “Data Analysis” and have laminated copies of the mini-posters, folders with the activities photocopied inside, and self-directed learning rubrics for each student that connect to my school’s measurement topics for data analysis. My students are thus able to work at their own pace through these lessons and also to track their own progress.
However you use it, I hope you find this kit a useful and fun way to teach data analysis concepts!