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ProbStats Parent Letter

# ProbStats Parent Letter

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03/24/2013

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Probability and Statistics
Kitchen Graph
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graph paper
Step 1
Work with your child to choose four or five categories toinclude in your graph. For example, you could survey silverware.Discuss with your child how to count items. For example, decidewhether a butter knife and a bread knife should be in the samecategory. It doesn’t matter what you decide as long as you areconsistent.
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Step 2
Then make a chart like the one above in which you canrecord the data you collect. The chart should have a row for eachcategory. Make a mark for each item.
Step 3
Make a bar graph on a piece of grid paper to show theresults of your count. Color one grid square for each item. Haveyour child label the graph and give it a title.
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Dear Family,Your child is learning different ways to collect and analyze data. A surveyis a way to collect data. A graph is a way to display data to help analyzeand look for patterns in the data. Each kind of graph serves a differentpurpose. A bar graph is used to compare quantities at a glance. A bar graph includes a title, a vertical and horizontal axis, and a scale.