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Surf for More Math


Lesson 7: Organizing Data to Solve a Problem

Use these interactive activities to encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about data relationships. Students can try these activities on their own or in pairs.


Organize data in a variety of ways.
Answer questions using collected data.
Construct and interpret a pictograph or concrete graph to solve a given problem.
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Instructions for Use

I Am Special guides students through activities where data is organized in a concrete picture graph which are then used to answer questions about the data.

To use I Am Special, click on “Text Lesson” to read and follow the instructions for each step of the activity or click on “Audio Lesson” to hear the instructions for each step of the activity.

Use Graphs to Answer Questions This site allows students to interpret concrete picture graphs.
Read the question. Then click on the correct answer from the three choices.

Interpreting Data Allows students to create a tally chart, which is then used to create a bar graph and a pictograph.

To use Interpreting Data, read and follow the instructions for creating the tally chart. Once the tally chart is done, click “Done”. Next, follow the instructions for creating the bar graph. Once the bar graph is completed, click “Done”. Next, follow the instructions for creating a pictograph of the data. Notice that 1 star represents 2 children. When you have completed the first question, click “Done” and select different questions by clicking on the left and right arrows next to the questions and repeat the activity.