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5.5 Collecting, Representing, and Interpreting Data Using Spreadsheets and Graphing Software

Spreadsheets and graphing software are tools for organizing, representing, and comparing data. This activity illustrates how weather data can be collected and examined using these tools.

Working on activities like these, students learn to set up a simple spreadsheet and use it in posing and solving problems, examining data, and investigating patterns, as described in the Representation Standard.

5-5_CollectExamineWeatherData  Collecting and Examining Weather Data (5.5.1)

Students organize and then examine data that has been collected over a period of time in a spreadsheet.
5-5_RepresentInterpretData   Representing and Interpreting Data  (5.5.2)

Students use the graphing functions of a spreadsheet to help them interpret data.


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