Comparing distributions lesson plan
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- Pupils interpret graphs and diagrams, including pie charts
- AT4 Level 5
- Teacher designed homework sheet
- Simple addition and subtraction questions will help with the stacked bar graph later. Also fractions of amounts will help with the pie chart. E.g. "½ of 20, 1/6 of 24, 48 ¸6 etc. 40 - 10, 90-30, etc."
- The teacher could start the group off by looking at the three diagrams and asking...
"What type of diagram is this?"
"What fraction is this?" (on the pie chart)
- Pupils could then be set off on the worksheet
- The teacher should bring the class together at the end to discuss the answers. Pupils in the class should be asked to provide the answers
- The next worksheet provides a natural extension
- Pupils discuss how they got the answers to the questions
- The teacher may ask, "What extra information did we need for the pie chart and percentage stacked bar chart? Why?"
- The teacher could design a similar sheet where this time the tables are given and pupils have to draw the diagrams