“So, should I use a bar graph?” Students are often unsure of how to depict data in a manner that elucidates the trends and exposes any disruptions that need to be revealed. In addition, they often define their choices based on the type of graph (pie, bar, line, scatterplot, histogram, etc.) rather than identifying how to reveal the stories embedded in their collected data. In this 1.5 hr. workshop, we will focus on matching the best graph type with the data collected as a means of displaying what needs to be said with transparency. We will also clarify how graphing can be an essential method for analyzing data to reveal the stories told by the evidence.
Although the examples in this workshop will be based in math and science, this 1.5-hour workshop is open to teachers of all grade levels and subject areas.