I made this graph from this data:
Hours Spent Online Each Day:
I chose a column graph for this data because it clearly showed and compared the different amounts of people for the different amount of hours spent online each day.
You can tell from this graph that no one out of the people surveyed spends 7 hours online each day.
I chose this type of graph for this data because it is easy to compare. The columns are next to each other so it is easy to compare just that data and check the difference. This graph was chosen also because the data was originally in a 2-way table. This means that not many graphs can show the data in an effective and accurate way. That’s why I chose a bar graph to display this data.
Predict: patterns, shapes
Clarify: We had nothing to clarify.
Big question: How to figure out what the shapes stood for.
Strategy: Look for and describe with a pattern or rule, make a model, make a list.
Triangle=5, Circles=1, Square=25
We used 3 squares, 2 triangles and 1 circle=86
We used 1 square, 2 triangles and 4 circles=39
Summary: We found it a bit challenging, we learnt that it was easier to use the higher numbers first. There were lots of other solutions but we chose to work with these ones.
This powerpoint proves that maths is everywhere! Maths is… powerpoint
Here is a powerpoint of our fraction work with cupcakes. Cupcake cooking
Look for and describe with a pattern or rule.
Find an exception to the rule.
Write a sum or number sentence.
Have I seen a similar problem?
Break the problem into manageable parts.
Write a table or list.
Draw a diagram or graph.
Guess,check and improve.
Make a model.
Act it out.
Test all possibilities.
Here is a PowerPoint unpacking these strategies-The Mathematician’s Toolbox