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CHAPTER 8: DATA ANALYSIS

Lesson 5: Recognizing Misleading Graphs

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

Goal
Describe how to analyze graphs to be sure that the data is represented fairly.

Builds Upon
Student Book pages 350–353

 

Instructions for Use

Magic Bullets: Chemistry vs. Cancer allows students to analyze two graphs and interpret the data.

Study the two graphs and answer the questions below. Explain why you think the data in these graphs is, or is not, represented fairly. How might someone misinterpret these graphs? How could you alter the graphs to make them more clear?

 

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