|Creating bar charts|
|Exercise Name:||Creating bar charts|
|Math Missions:||3rd grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission, Mathematics I Math Mission|
|Types of Problems:||1|
The Creating bar charts exercise appears under the 3rd grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission and Mathematics I Math Mission. This exercise introduces practice with creating a bar chart from raw information.
Types of Problems
There is one type of problem in this exercise:
- Create the bar chart: This problem provides some raw information and a manipulative bar chart. The user is asked to take the information and use it to create a correct bar chart.
An ability to count and visually compare data can be an advantage but is not completely necessary for this problem. Counting is all that is vitally necessary.
- A mouse may be easier to use than a touchpad for this exercise.
- The bar chart does not always appear with all the gridlines so it is important to note that there are "half" markers that are used in the manipulative bar chart.
- The bar charts in this exercise can be in real-world situations.
- Bar charts may be good for organizing information when using in business.
- Data and statistics appear in news reports and in the media every day.
- Statistics can be seen more frequently than calculus in every day life.