# 5.6 Analyzing Data Sets Examples And Worksheet - Chapter 5: Ratios, Rates, And Data Analysis

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Analyzing Data Sets
5.6
How can you use tables and graphs to help
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organize data?
STANDARDS
MA.6.S.6.2
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ACTIVITY:
Conducting an Experiment
Work with a partner.
Tally Chart
a. Roll a number cube 20 times.
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Record your results in a tally chart.
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b. Make a bar graph of the totals.
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c. Go to the board and enter your
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totals in the class tally chart.
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d. Make a second bar graph showing
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the class totals. Compare and
contrast the two bar graphs.
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ACTIVITY:
Organizing Data
Work with a partner. You are judging a paper airplane contest. Each
contestant ﬂ ies his or her paper airplane 20 times. Make a tally chart
and a graph of the distances.
Sample:
20.5 ft, 24.5 ft, 18.5 ft, 19.5 ft, 21.0 ft, 14.0 ft, 12.5 ft, 20.5 ft, 17.5 ft, 24.5 ft,
19.5 ft, 17.0 ft, 18.5 ft, 12.0 ft, 21.5 ft, 23.0 ft, 13.5 ft, 19.0 ft, 22.5 ft, 19.0 ft
Tally Chart
Paper Airplane Contest
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10.0−12.9
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13.0−15.9
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16.0−18.9
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19.0−21.9
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22.0−24.9
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a. Make a different tally chart and
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graph of the distances using the
following intervals.
Interval
10.0–11.9, 12.0–13.9, 14.0–15.9,
16.0–17.9, 18.0–19.9, 20.0–21.9,
22.0–23.9, 24.0–25.9
b. Which graph do you think represents the distances better? Explain.
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Chapter 5
Ratios, Rates, and Data Analysis