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Ch 9: Types of Plots & Graphs Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Consult this teacher resource chapter to plan and enhance lessons on plots and graphs. The chapter offers simple lesson plan outlines, topical lessons, class activities and other useful resources.

Types of Plots and Graphs Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

This teacher resource chapter helps you plan fun and engaging lessons about different types of plots and graphs. These mobile-friendly lesson plan outlines cover important information about:

  • Box-and-whisker plots
  • Bar graphs
  • Scatter plots
  • Line plots
  • Stem-and-leaf plots
  • Histograms
  • Bubble diagrams

The chapter also includes fun class activities that you can use to engage your students, as well as supplemental lessons that are designed to reinforce the topics you cover in class. These topical lessons discuss the applications of these graphs/plots, as well as the process of making and interpreting them.

How It Helps

  • Lesson planning: Helps you quickly plan a comprehensive math unit on plots and graphs.
  • Additional resources: Includes supplemental plot and graph lessons that you can easily incorporate into your classroom instruction.
  • Student engagement: Provides fun class activities that you can use to solidify your students understanding of plots and graphs.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan resources with relevant tools to make planning plot and graph lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific types of plots and graphs you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your math class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related plots and graphs lessons with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important plot and graph concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant plots and graphs activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

24 Lessons in Chapter 9: Types of Plots & Graphs Lesson Plans
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Box and Whisker Plot Lesson Plan

1. Box and Whisker Plot Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will explore the reasoning and method behind box-and-whisker plots. Students will then practice making box-and-whisker plots using sample data.

Read, Interpret & Construct Box-and-Whisker Plots

2. Read, Interpret & Construct Box-and-Whisker Plots

Box-and-whisker plots may be different than the other graphs you've learned about. Instead of showing the quantity of data, they help us figure out how spread out a set of data is. Learn how to make and read one, then test your skills with a short quiz.

Scatter Plot Lesson Plan

3. Scatter Plot Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will analyze data sets and solve word problems using scatter plots. After completing the practice activity, students will have a better understanding of the practicality of using scatter plots to organize and answer questions about bivariate data sets.

How to Use Scatter Plots to Solve Word Problems

4. How to Use Scatter Plots to Solve Word Problems

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use a scatter plot to help you solve a word problem. You will see how easy it becomes to solve your problem once you have your scatter plot.

Creating & Interpreting Scatterplots: Process & Examples

5. Creating & Interpreting Scatterplots: Process & Examples

Scatterplots are a great visual representation of two sets of data. In this lesson, you will learn how to interpret bivariate data to create scatterplots and understand the relationship between the two variables.

Scatterplots & Line Graphs Lesson Plan

6. Scatterplots & Line Graphs Lesson Plan

Consider using this lesson to introduce students to scatterplots and line graphs. This lesson includes a group activity using manipulatives and physical exercise to collect data. Students then use this data to construct scatterplots and line graphs.

Line Plot Lesson Plan

7. Line Plot Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, we'll help your students understand line plots through an interactive video explanation of line plots before helping your class visualize line plots with a human line plot of their own.

What is a Line Plot in Math? - Definition & Examples

8. What is a Line Plot in Math? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will explore the functions and examples of a line plot. Also in this lesson, we will learn to create a line plot, create questions, and interpret data from a line plot.

Stem-and-Leaf Plot Lesson Plan

9. Stem-and-Leaf Plot Lesson Plan

This lesson plan provides you with an activity, extension, and a quiz that will help students understand the concept of and create their own stem and leaf plots.

How to Make a Stem-and-Leaf Plot

10. How to Make a Stem-and-Leaf Plot

In this lesson we make a stem-and-leaf plot to clearly display data distributions. In the examples, you will learn how to organize data and to use the stem-and-leaf plot to obtain answers to interesting questions.

Bar Graph Lesson Plan

11. Bar Graph Lesson Plan

Students learning about bar graphs will enjoy this Study.com video lesson. Define and identify different types of bar graphs, then put learning to the test with a hands-on activity.

Bar Graph: Definition, Types & Examples

12. Bar Graph: Definition, Types & Examples

A bar graph is a mathematical representation of data. In this lesson, you will learn the definition of a bar graph, including how to recognize the different types of bar graphs. You will also learn how to create bar graphs.

Histogram Lesson Plan

13. Histogram Lesson Plan

This lesson plan uses two video lessons, class discussion questions, and a hands-on activity to help ensure your students come away with a working knowledge of histograms.

What is a Histogram in Math? - Definition & Examples

14. What is a Histogram in Math? - Definition & Examples

Watch this video lesson to see how useful a histogram can be when you need to show a bunch of data in an easy to read format. Also, learn how you can easily gather the information you need from looking at a histogram.

Creating & Interpreting Histograms: Process & Examples

15. Creating & Interpreting Histograms: Process & Examples

Creating histograms can help you easily identify and interpret data. This lesson will give you several examples to better understand histograms and how to create them.

Histogram Activities & Games

16. Histogram Activities & Games

A histogram is a type of graph that shows ranges of data. Your students will recognize this graph as very similar to a bar graph, but it is slightly different. This lesson contains activities and games to help your students learn more about histograms.

Bubble Diagrams Lesson Plan

17. Bubble Diagrams Lesson Plan

What are bubble diagrams and how are they used? This lesson plan investigates this topic and provides examples with the help of a video lesson. An activity gives students practice with bubble diagrams.

Organizing & Understanding Data with Tables & Schedules Lesson Plan

18. Organizing & Understanding Data with Tables & Schedules Lesson Plan

Reading and organizing data in tables and schedules is an important life skill. Students will use data they have collected to create their own table. They will then create a schedule using real locations in their hometown.

Understanding Bar Graphs & Pie Charts Lesson Plan

19. Understanding Bar Graphs & Pie Charts Lesson Plan

This lesson will help your high school students to understand, analyze, and display data using bar graphs and pie charts. Students will watch a video lesson, collaboratively create graphs and pie charts, and prove their knowledge with a short quiz.

Tables & Graphs in the Real World Lesson Plan

20. Tables & Graphs in the Real World Lesson Plan

How are tables and graphs used in the real world and what types of information can they convey? This lesson plan uses a video lesson to answer these questions. An activity explores the use of tables and graphs in the real world.

Creating & Analyzing Graphs Activities for Middle School Math

21. Creating & Analyzing Graphs Activities for Middle School Math

Teaching data and statistics for middle school students can be a really fun and engaging facet of math instruction. This lesson provides activities you can use to teach your students how to create and analyze graphs.

Graphing Lines & Inequalities Activities for Middle School

22. Graphing Lines & Inequalities Activities for Middle School

As a middle school math teacher, you are sure to address the topic of graphing lines and inequalities. This lesson offers some activities that will make this kind of graphing more relevant and accessible to children.

Measuring & Graphing Statistical Distributions Activities for Middle School

23. Measuring & Graphing Statistical Distributions Activities for Middle School

This lesson presents activities and games designed to keep your students engaged in reviewing concepts related to measuring and graphing statistical distributions. Few materials are required.

Tables & Graphs Activities for Middle School

24. Tables & Graphs Activities for Middle School

Tables and graphs are an important way to visually display information in many aspects of life. These fun activities will help students learn how to read and gather data and use tables to create graphs on their own.

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