# Surf for More Math

## 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?