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Misleading Statistics

Misleading Statistics

Author: Stephanie Smith

Students will view specific video tutorials illustrating various graphs and data and how misconceptions come about.  Students will be able to decipher correct graphs relating to the data realizing how one aspect can skew the data and information.

Students need to become familiar with various graphs, including; line plots, box-and-whisker plots, stem-and-leaf plots, bar graphs, pie graphs, frequency tables, and venn diagrams.  They will be able to explore the data given and choose the appropriate graph that illustrates such information.

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This site provides numerous videos on misleading data and graphs. The videos are provided by aol videos.