Lesson 7 Graph and Answer

    • Let’s represent our data on scaled bar graphs and answer questions about the data.

Warm-up Notice and Wonder: Graph

What do you notice? What do you wonder?

Bar graph. Favorite Type of Vegetable. Horizontal axis labeled broccoli, asparagus, carrots, cauliflower, peas, green beans. Vertical axis labeled number of students.

Activity 1 Draw a Scaled Bar Graph

Work with your group to create a bar graph that represents your survey data. When drawing your bar graph, think about:

  • what each unit on the graph represents

  • how tall the bar will be for the most popular category and for the least popular category

  • the title and labels to use

Activity 2 Ask and Answer Questions

  1. Write questions that could be answered with your bar graph by completing these sentences.

    • How many more students liked than  ?

    • How many fewer students liked than  ?

    • How many more students liked or than  ?

  2. Use your partner’s graph to answer their questions. Show or explain your reasoning.

    The answers to the questions from  ’s graph: