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# Activities

• ##### Subject Area

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

6-8

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

## 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.

• 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