Education Technology

Birthday Dot Plots

Published on 10/12/2005

Activity Overview

Using TI-Navigator™, student's cursors become dots for a dot plot of what month they were born in.

Before the Activity

Students need to be familiar with using the TI-Navigator system.

During the Activity

Instruct students to place their cursor lined up with the number of the month of their birthday. The first person should be at the 1st interval on the y axis and subsequent students should place their cursors about so that the cursors will be stacked up displaying a dot plot.

After the Activity

Teachers can generate questions about the dot plot based on what the data shows in different classes.