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  • Subject Area

    • Math: Algebra I: Data Analysis
    • Math: Algebra I: Statistics
    • Math: PreAlgebra: Probability, Statistics and Data Analysis

  • Author

    Texas Instruments

  • Level


  • Activity Time

    60 Minutes

  • Device
    • TI-30X IIB
    • TI-30X IIS
    • TI-34 II Explorer Plus™
  • Other Materials
      This is Activity 9 from the EXPLORATIONS Book:
      Math Investigations with the TI-30X IIS and TI-34 II: Activities for the Middle Grades

      You will need the following materials for this activity:
    • Straight edge
    • Colored pencils, markers or crayons
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Titanic Tales

Activity Overview

Students interpret data tables and graphs. They find percentages and create circle graphs to display data.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • Print pages 82 - 93 from the attached PDF file for your class
  • During the Activity

    Distribute the pages to the class.

    Follow the activity procedures:

  • Analyze the tabulated data and the bar graphs, and answer the questions pertaining to them
  • Find the percent of passengers in each class [including crew] on the Titanic when it set sail
  • Calculate the percent of total survivors in each class of passengers [including crew]
  • Use the information to create circle graphs and display the percent of the Titanic passengers by class on the ship before and after the accident
  • Determine whether the circle graphs are misleading (together or separately)
  • Answer questions based on the information in the graphs
  • After the Activity

    Students complete the Student Activity pages.

  • Review student results
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary