DATA & STATISTICS WHAT IS DATA AND WHATS IT GOOD FOR?
SCHEMA ACTIVATOR In your group, brainstorm words and phrases that come to mind when you hear the words: What do they make you think of? How do they make you feel – anxious, nervous, excited, confident?
WHAT IS STATISTICS? Statistics involves collecting, analyzing, and presenting information, called data. Graphs display data to help readers make sense of the information.
TYPES OF GRAPHS Graphs are pictures that help us understand quantities (or amounts). These amounts are called data. There are many kinds of graphs, each having special parts. Often, it is better to use one type of graph than another to display your data.
Harvard Psychologist Howard Gardner has studied intelligence for a long time. He finally decided that there are nine different kinds of intelligence which he calls theMultiple Intelligences. If you scored highest in… Section 1 – This reflects your Naturalist strength Section 2 – This suggests your Musical strength Section 3 – This indicates your Logical-Mathematical strength Section 4 – This illustrates your Existential strength Section 5 – This shows your Interpersonal strength Section 6 – This tells your Bodily-Kinesthetic strength Section 7 – This indicates your Verbal strength Section 8 – This reflects your Intrapersonal strength Section 9 – This suggests your Visual strength Read the descriptions. Do your results seem accurate?
HOW MIGHT YOU DISPLAY THE DATA YOU GATHERED ABOUT YOUR LEARNING STYLE?
Schema Activator Month High (F) Low (F) January58°34° February63°39° March69°44° April78°51° May88°60° June100°69° July106°74° August103°74° September95°66° October82°54° November67°43° December58°34° The table to the right lists the daily high and low temperatures by month for Las Vegas. Construct a double bar graph that displays the information. Remember to include all necessary labels.