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The Representational Value of Hats

Jane Watson, Noleine Fitzallen, Karen Wilson, Julie Creed 

August 2008, Volume 14, Issue 1, Page 4

Abstract:
Demonstrates the value of a recent graphing innovation, the hat plot, a simplified version of the box-and-whisker plot, in representing and interpreting data sets. Students used a software tool to demonstrate understanding of data representation and they were able to effectively communicate group characteristics of data sets.

Keywords:
Grade 5
Article
Conceptual Development
Interactives / Applets
Communication
Grades 6-8
Data Representation
Math Coordinator / Coach
Teacher
Student Work
Representation