Through tons of discussion, hands on learning opportunities and self-discovery, this unit allows students to dig deeper into the world of graphing. Using real life-scenarios to strengthen understanding and engagement, lessons include information on topics such as data collection, advantages and disadvantages of graphs, misrepresentations of graphing, and the manipulation of graphs to create a bias in the media.
Students will need to complete a Data Analysis project by the end of this unit that encompasses all learning experiences throughout the unit of study. This is to ensure that students not only understand, but appreciate the value that comes from representing and
interpreting data appropriately. In this assignment, students will gain the skills and knowledge to collect their own data and represent it in a number of ways while justifying their reasoning for each representation. Students will then take part in a self-assessment and reflection of their overall learning experience and their final work task.
For the full unit outline, visit this Data Analysis Unit document.
The best learning experiences for this unit of study will occur when students have the opportunity to participate in group discussion and hands on learning activities. Implementing real life scenarios will allow students to make personal connections to gain a deeper knowledge of the content presented.
Lesson #1 – Introduction: Data Collection
Lesson #2 – Choosing the Right Graph
Lesson #3 – Misrepresenting Data
Lesson #4 – Bias Perceptions of Data
Lesson #5 – Final Review and Assignment