By Linda Jensen Sheffield, Mary Cavanagh, Linda Dacey, Carol R. Findell, Carole Greenes, and Marian Small
This book demonstrates how some fundamental ideas about data analysis and probability can be introduced to build a strong foundation in young students. Activities designed to introduce and promote familiarity with essential concepts develop and extend students' ideas about data analysis and simple probability through the use of bar graphs, tallies, frequency tables, and Venn diagrams. Helpful margin notes provide teaching tips, anticipated student responses to questions, samples of students' work, and ways to modify the activities for students experiencing difficulty or needing enrichment. The supplemental CD-ROM features interactive electronic activities, master copies of activity pages for students, and additional readings for teachers.