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Not Just Your Favorite Graphs: Representing Data with Bar Braphs

Activity Overview

Explore data representation with bar graphs on the TI-73 Explorer using categorical and numerical data. Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate representations for data based on essential features of bar graphs. Explain how conventions in contructing bar graphs may be manipulated to highlight certain features of data while obscuring other data. Determine which statistics may be appropriately applied to describing data represented in bar graphs.

Before the Activity

Need at least 2 survey questions to collect from the students.