Everyday Math – 6th
Grade – Units 1 – Collection,
Display & Interpretation of Data


Lesson 1.5 BrokenLine
Graphs
CIESEmath
activity –
Climate in New Jersey
What’s
the weather is usually like in
September? To find out you will visit the NOAA Satellite and
Information site and analyze temperature and rainfall amounts since
1895. Also you will find out whether the average temperature and
rainfall has been gradually increasing over the last 100 or so years.
http://www.ciese.org/ciesemath/climate_s.html


Lesson 1.7
Step Graphs
CIESEmath
activity – Mailing a letter
In
the Math Master lesson (p. 242) you drew a step graph to
show the cost
of how much a letter would cost in 2000 to mail. This activity updates
the activity for current 2006 rates and asks you to use a spreadsheet
to draw and analyze the graph.
http://ciese.org/ciesemath/postagerates/


Lesson
1.9 Using a
Graph to Investigate Perimeter and Area
CIESEmath activity – Perimeter, Area
Problem
In this activity you
will use a Java Applet to explore the relationship between area and
perimeter. It
starts off with an example of a rectangle with a perimeter of 20. You
are to find out what the dimensions are of a rectangle that has the
largest area which maintains a perimeter of 20. Then you will do
the same for a rectangle with a perimeter of 10. Your goal is to make a
prediction about the shape of the rectangle that has the maximum area.
http://www.ciese.org/ciesemath/rectangleperimeter.html 

Lesson
1.10 Persuasive
Data & Graphs
CIESEmath activity – Misleading Graphs
using Excel
Two different bar
graphs are made
from the same survey of food favorites. The student needs to determine
which graph is more fair and why, by studying the graphs and altering
the data.
http://www.northcanton.sparcc.org/%7Etechnology/excel/files/misleading_graphs.html
