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Thursday, January 7, 2010

An Example of Data Collection Activity

As promised, here is just one example of the data collection and analysis activities we've been doing in math class.

As part of our "station day" (normally done on Mondays or Thursdays), one station had a small box full of Lego toys. There were different sizes, colors, and shapes. Each group had the same challenge--organize the toys and put the data into a chart.

Here, Noah and Lea sorted the toys into various piles. They found it easier to sort and count by putting the Lego together to form a sort of bar graph.

This is the chart that one of the groups completed. The data is well organized, and we can see at a glance how many small, medium, large and window Lego pieces there are of each color.

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