Tagged: graphs

Time-series jigsaw puzzle fun!

Teaching time-series graphs? Get students to work in pairs. One solves a jigsaw puzzle. The other student records how many pieces in the jigsaw were solved every n seconds. Choose n appropriately. Students then plot graphs of n.o. pieces solved vs time. Then ask them: Describe the shape of your graph. Why did it take this shape? What would the shape...

Dazzle your data handling class with an infographic project

Infographics are: fun, informative, inspiring, thought-provoking, knowledge-enhancing, stimulating and above all, engaging. If you don’t know what an infographic is, it’s the fusion of graphic design, with data handling. An infographic takes some data and turns it into an attractive poster which uses a variety of data representation techniques to communicate the message that emerges from the data. A nice...

Height vs arm length- are they related?

Here’s a great little investigation into whether a person’s height and arm length are related. The pupils get a copy of this worksheet and have to use a metre stick to measure the height and arm length of ten of their class colleagues to the nearest cm. After recording their results in a table they draw a scatter graph and...