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Trends in Data: Every Chart Tells a Story


  • CW: Chart Stories Worksheet + Chart Illustrations.

  • DN: Read all 4 stories from the Chart Stories handout.

  • EQ: How do you interpret a chart?


Trends in Data Notes Handout

Chart Stories - Every chart tells a story

Chart Stories - Charts A, B, and C



5min Students complete the Do Now by reading the 4 chart stories on the handout.

10min> Complete Trends in Data notes

10min Match the chart story (1-3) goes with the write chart (A, B, or C). Explain why that chart goes with the story. Group discussion followed by a class discussion.

10min> For story 4, identify which trendline represents the mice, owls and tree. Explain your answer. Group discussion followed by a class discussion.

5min Teacher illustrates the events in chart story 1 to the corresponding parts of its chart.

5min< Students select either chart story 2 or 3 and illustrate the events in the corresponding parts of the chart.

5min Collect materials. Clean up. Wrap up.

AIM: Link events of a story to the corresponding sections of a chart (w/trendline) and provide reasoning.

Trends in Data: Introduction


  • DN: Glue the Trends in Data handout and glue into the notebook (page 6).


5min Students complete the do now by glueing handout into the notebook.

10min Grade the Experimental Design Quiz.

5min Double check grading.

5min Complete note section of Trends in Data Handout.

10min Match the chart with the situation.

5min Collect materials. Clean up. Wrap up.

Practice Spreadsheets

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  • HW: Complete 2nd Spreadsheet (Google Classroom).

  • CW: Complete Practice Spreadsheet (Turn in via Google Classroom).

  • DN: Take your assigned Chromebook and log into your account.

  • EQ: How do you create a table and chart with a trendline?



Lesson Outline

5min Students log into their assigned Chromebook and Google Classroom.

10-20min Students make a copy of the Practice Spreadsheet and follow the instructional videos to complete the assignment. Teacher addresses technical questions. (Note: Google Sheets has made changes to chart menu, second video covers new method.)

5-10min Students complete 2nd Spreadsheet Assignment using the practice assignment as a guide.

5min All assignments are turned in via Google Classroom.

5min Put away Chromebooks. Clean up. Wrap up.

AIM: Students will practice using spreadsheets and become familiar with basic skills including creating tables and charts.