Stacey shares her completed survey sheet
However, we are all better at showing some areas of POWER than others. Some of us have goals to get better at different parts of POWER and we wondered what strengths we had in POWER and how we could help others.
Donald had his tally marks under control
Jack checks his data input for accuracy
To do this, we did a survey of every student in Aratiatia Community, asking them for their particular POWER strength and goal. This allowed us to record and tally the results and then, using this data, we were able to make a bar graph (also called bar chart). Using the iPad was the easiest way to enter the data and it guided us in building each of our graphs.
iPads worked great for easy data entry
Our buddies were helpful too
We learned a lot about the children in our community, as well as lots of new statistics-related language, like axis and legend. It was interesting to ‘read’ our graphs and come up with what we noticed. We made statements about our own graphs and each others’ graphs. Come and check them out anytime and see what you notice!
Chelsy writes down what she noticed in her graph
It's important to take your time when looking for findings
Fergus and Cameron work together on their findings
Our bar graphs feature a title legend and labelled x and y axes
Donald and Chase share their findings
Brookes POWER graph
Our colourful bar graphs and findings
Our next step is to use data squares and multivariate data (that means using a variety of different data sources all at once).