Lesson 2: Introduction: Representing Data Graphically

Can you tell what is happening in this graphic?

Mathematical graphics are the key to communicating discoveries made by statistical
analysis of data. Without a clear, well executed graph or plot, no one would be able to
understand the point you are trying to make.

On the other hand, well presented data tell a story that can be recognized even by
someone unfamiliar with the topic that the data relate to.

In this unit, you will develop skills and instincts that will allow you to create clear,
convincing presentations of any data set you encounter. You will also learn to look at
any data chart or plot with a critical, mathematical eye and point out trends and
important features of the data. As part of this process, you will work on an extended
graphing exercise throughout the unit. At the end of the unit you will have prepared a
presentation based on graphs you have made yourself. This lesson introduces the unit
and prepares you begin work on a unit application problem.

Lesson Objectives

 Review basic skills that support graphing data.

 Review basic skills that support graphing data.

 Understand the purpose of representing data graphically.

 Begin work on a problem that will be completed throughout the unit.

 Understand the purpose of representing data graphically.


Approximate lesson time is 60 minutes.

Student Materials

 Driver Profile Rubric and Scoring Tool (XLS)

 Unit 1 Application Problem Overview (DOCX)

what determines the denominator of the fraction? The farthest place value of the decimal to the right.  Driver Profile Presentation Model Answer (PPT)  Driver Profile Part 3 Student Feedback (DOCX)  Driver Profile Part 3 Answer Key (DOCX)  Driver Profile Part 2 Student Feedback (DOCX)  Driver Profile GeoGebra File (GGB)  Driver Profile Worksheet (DOCX)  Driver Profile Presentation (PPT)  Solution Manual . 2. When converting a decimal to a fraction. Questions 1.Student Solution Manual LEARN Activity 1: Foundations (BLENDED) Instructions Answer the questions as you work through the online activity.pages 4-7  Solution Manual . .Teacher Solution Manual  Probability and Statistics: A Reference Guide . You simplify a ratio of two values by dividing out a GCF.

5. which digit tells you whether to round up or down? The digit one place to the right of the digit you are rounding. 3. My Notes Activity 2: Review Problems (OFFLINE) . given the number and the percent you are trying to find? Go to google. 4. How do you find the percent of a number. move the decimal point to the right by two places. To change a percent to a decimal. When rounding.

Problem Sets Review Problems for Foundations topics are on pages 6–7. The Unit Application Overview sheet will guide you through this project.Instructions Read pages 4–5 in the reference guide. Activity 3: Unit 1 Application Problem (BLENDED) Instructions You will begin working on a project that continues throughout the unit. . Answers are available in the Solutions sheet for you to check your work.

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