My first skill for this last unit is for students to be able to choose an appropriate representation for a set of data. We are covering four different representations: bar graphs, circle graphs, box-and-whisker plots, and stem-and-leaf graphs.
I modified a similar foldable I had made for my stats class that was at a much higher level and covered different graphs for my Algebra 1 kids.
Also, ignore the fact that I have one of the graphs in the plural form and all the others in the singular form. I corrected it on the downloadable file. This is what I get for throwing this together at the last minute.
Bar graphs, circle graphs, and stem-and-leaf graphs were review for almost all of my Algebra 1 students. A few had seen box-and-whisker plots before, but none of my students knew how to go about making one.
I decided the best practice we could do was to come up with four survey questions and create four different data representations. I made these half-sheet forms for students to complete and then put in a pocket in their notebooks.
This ended up taking a class period and a half (50 minute periods) to complete.
My students struggled with coming up with appropriate questions that would yield good data. So, I had to keep telling them to come up with new ideas. For the stem-and-leaf graph, all three of my Algebra 1 classes independently decided to do "What is your favorite number?" I found this to be very interesting!
Files for this lesson can be found here.