Making Statements from Graphs

Recently my students and I were considering the following graph:

m-and-ms-bar-graph

We considered the following questions:

  1. What pattern do you notice in the picture?
  2. What do you wonder about the picture?
  3. What does the picture represent?
  4. Give evidence why your answer to #3 is correct.

Some other ideas for things to consider…

  1. How would you label the dependent axis?  Explain why.
  2. Make a five statements about the data (without directly stating what a value is).
  3. If you made a mistake creating this graph, and had to add 5 more blue, how would that effect your graph?  How would that effect your statements?
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