Education Technology

Going, Going, Gone!

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

This activity gives students an opportunity to select and create the most appropriate graph to represent a given data set.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • During the Activity

    Students will:

  • Select and use appropriate statistical methods to analyze data
  • Discuss and understand the correspondence between data sets and their graphical representations, especially histograms, stem-and-leaf plots, box plots, and scatterplots
  • After the Activity

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