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IT Cadre 2006 Increase Student Learning with a Histogram Chart

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IT Cadre 2006 Do Not Give Students Permission to Forget For the purpose of teaching how to create a Histogram in Excel, we are going to use data on student success in remembering vocabulary for a particular class. A quiz will be given every other week on a sampling of vocabulary for the class. The results of each quiz will be charted in a Histogram. The teacher will share the chart with the students to form a plan to increase student success.

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IT Cadre 2006 L to J Charts Your first quiz would show a chart in the form of the L because students would be unfamiliar with vocabulary. Your final assessment would look like a J because most students would have mastered the vocabulary. As students’ quiz scores improve, the chart would move to a Bell Shape.

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IT Cadre 2006 Data Collection Using Vocabulary Quizzes Make a list of the vocabulary that students need to learn for background knowledge for the entire year (example: 100 words). Write each word on a separate index card and place them in a fish bowl. Give a quiz bi-weekly on a sampling of words pulled randomly from the fish bowl. The sampling should equal the square root of the total number of words (example: the square root of 100 is 10).

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IT Cadre 2006 Quiz Give the quiz. Put the results in an Excel Spreadsheet. Create a bar graph (Histogram) to illustrate your results. Share and discuss your results with the class.

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IT Cadre 2006 Creating a Histogram Chart in Excel

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IT Cadre 2006 Entering Data into Excel. Open a new worksheet in Excel. Enter your data.

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IT Cadre 2006 Highlight Data in Column B To highlight, click Cell B2, then hold the left mouse down as you drag the cursor down to the last data cell in the column. B2 Last data cell

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IT Cadre 2006 Click on the Chart Wizard

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IT Cadre 2006 Click on Next Click on Column

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IT Cadre 2006 Click on the Series Tab:

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IT Cadre 2006 C Click on this symbol

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IT Cadre 2006 Highlight Data in Column A Select data in cell A2 through the last data cell in column A. Press the ENTER key

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IT Cadre 2006 Click Next

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IT Cadre 2006 Click Next. Bi-Weekly Quiz 1 Scores Number of Students Type in Chart Titles

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IT Cadre 2006 Right Click on X axis (scores) Click on Series 1. Press delete.

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IT Cadre 2006 Use the arrow keys to change the degrees to 45. Click OK.

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IT Cadre 2006 Choosing your Chart Location: If you choose the default As object in: it will place it one your spreadsheet. If you choose As new sheet: it will save it as a separate sheet.

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IT Cadre 2006 Finished Histogram for Bi-Weekly Quiz 1

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IT Cadre 2006 Feedback Ask students.. ”How can we improve our scores on our next quiz?” Help the class to agree on a plan to improve. Continue to give a quiz every other week throughout the school year. Discuss the results of each quiz using the histogram.

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IT Cadre 2006 Finished Histogram for Bi-Weekly Quiz 18

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IT Cadre 2006 L Chart J Chart

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