Education Technology

Displaying Data - Log Scale

Published on 08/28/2015

Activity Overview

To show how to use logarithmic scaling to facilitate meaningful plotting of histograms and subsequent statistical analysis.

Objectives

To show how to use logarithmic scaling to facilitate meaningful plotting of histograms and subsequent statistical analysis.

Vocabulary

Histogram, Bin Width, Logarithm (base 10)

About the Lesson

Students will plot raw data that spans several magnitudes in a histogram and then use logarithmic scaling to display data in a more appropriate format to allow further statistical analysis.