Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers
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Data Picking

This interactive Shockwave applet helps students learn about using frequency tables to organize data and using several visual representations to interpret data. At each of three levels the user collects and records simulated data about a class of students, and then chooses a graph that represents the given data. Representations include circle graphs, line graphs, histograms, and simple scatter plots. The Key Ideas page offers background information on graphs and data analysis. A set of supplementary student activity printouts (Words, Words, Words) is available for further practice.
Contributed by: BBC, Publisher
Math TopicNumber Sense, Basic Operations, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Data and Statistics
Grade Level3, 4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Interactive Media

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorBBC, Publisher
    • Publication Date2000
    • Rights(c) BBC
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 3
      Good Interactive activity
      By bethb on 08/23/2012 - 17:16
    • This is a great interactive data collection activity. Be prepared, if you don't put the data on the table, it won't let you click on another student and it makes a rather disturbing noise.