**6th Grade Math - Graphing Project**

**Due Date: Tuesday, March 5th, 2019**

Each graph examined in the chapter has a different purpose. Students are to read through the description of each type of graph. The students then need to determine __four different__ types of data to graph and collect the appropriate data. The __mean__, __median__, __mode__, and __range__ for each will need to be calculated for three of the graphs. Print an appropriate graph all data sets. A spreadsheet, the websites given, or graphing by (use a straightedge!) hand are all appropriate ways to display the data. Each graph needs to have a title and be properly labeled. Give credit for each graph of how the data was (used a website, took a survey, sports section, etc.) collected. Submit the four graphs, data and necessary calculations when the project is complete. **This is a test grade**.

A useful Website: **http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids**

Another useful website,** http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/**

Students may use other websites that create graphs, but these two have been presented in class.

**Bar Graph** – A bar graph uses vertical or horizontal bars to display numerical information. It us used primarily to **compare** amounts.

Student work: Determine a project where data will be used in comparison and record such data. Example: The winning scores in five basketball games. Graph the data using one of three methods: a spreadsheet, the website given above or an equivalent (be sure to credit the source) or graph the data by hand using a straightedge and colored pencils. **Calculate the Mean, Median, Mode, and Range for the data collected.**

**Broken Line Graph** – uses a series of segments to show changes in data. Usually a line graph shows trends or changes over time.

Student work: Collect a different set of data where the data is set against a timeframe or a trend needs to be determined. Example: Amount of mail that arrives each day. Graph the data using one of three methods: a spreadsheet, the website given above or an equivalent (be sure to credit the source) or graph the data by hand using a straightedge and colored pencils. **Calculate the Mean, Median, Mode, and Range for the data collected.**

**Circle Graph** – is a graph of data where the entire circle represents the whole. Each wedge represents a part of the whole.

Student work: Collect a third data set to be used in comparison to the whole and record such data. Example: Graph the activities which typically make up a student’s day. Graph the data using one of three methods: a spreadsheet, the website given above or an equivalent (be sure to credit the source) or graph the data by hand using a straightedge and colored pencils. **Calculate the Mean, Median, Mode, and Range for the data collected.**

**Histogram** – is a bar graph that shows the frequency of each data item. Histograms use __equal-sized intervals__ to display the data.

Student work: Determine a project where data will be used in comparison and record such data. Example: The number of products people buy in a store. This may need to be graphed by hand, but there is at least one website that can graph histograms. **The Mean, Median, Mode, and Range do not need to be calculated for this graph.**

**Assemble all four graphs and the three sets of mean, median, mode, and range submit the package on or before the due date.**

**Include the data lists used to make the graphs.**