**ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE:** One 75 minute period

**MODULE OBJECTIVES:** Students will be able to:

- Select an appropriate display for given data
- Develop and use a rubric/checklist for evaluating graphical displays

- Data Collection, Display, and Analysis

- Visual displays of quantitative information
- Analysis of student work

- Telesearch, Excel, and Graphing Calculators

Components |
Brief Description of Module Activities |
StudentGrouping |
Materials / Technology |

Engagement |
Students are presented data tables and asked to draw conclusions…"What do you notice" | In Pairs | See Teacher Notes |

Exploration |
Students construct what they feel is the most appropriate graph for the data. | In Pairs | Pencil/paper or Spreadsheet See Teacher Notes |

Explanation |
Students construct what they feel is the most appropriate graph for the data. | Whole Class | See Teacher Notes |

Extension |
Glyphs, Pictographs | ||

Evaluation |
Based on class-generated rubric, students score graphs produced above. | In Pairs |

**EXPECTED MODULE OUTCOMES:**

- Students are capable of selecting and creating an appropriate display for data.
- Students can create and use a rubric.

- Completed graphs.

**Engagement:**- The Engagement activity is similar to the introduction provided by class text:
__Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers__: Exploration by Tom Bassarear. - Data could be obtained from various web sites.
**Exploration:**- Displays listed should include bar, line, line segment, circle, stem-and-leaf, histogram, and box and whiskers. Step, pico- and glyphs would be other possibilities.
**Explanation:**- A 4-point rubric should include evaluations of title and its connection to data, labels, scaling, appropriate use of axis, shading, and spacing

Unit Description

Pre-Service Modules: 1 2 3

Secondary Modules: 1 2 3