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Part D

Applying Communication
  Location Graphs | Problem Reflection | Classroom Practice | Assessing Student Understanding | Communication in Action | Classroom Checklist | Your Journal

 
 

In the prior sections, you observed and explored the Communication Standard while solving problems about fractions. We also looked at some specific components of communication. Now that you are familiar with the standard and some of its aspects, we'd like you to apply it. Middle school teacher Bill Stevenson needs to evaluate how well students in his sixth-grade class understand estimating, analyzing, and interpreting data.


How does communication fit into this picture? First, consider a problem similar to the one Mr. Stevenson sets for his students:


Consider the features of two graphs of undisclosed locations. Use your cursor to roll over each graph and reflect on the questions. Try to guess what location each graph might represent.


Note: In each graph, the point of origin is zero people and midnight and that we are using line graphs, an appropriate choice to represent this discrete data (a countable number of people) and to make trends evident.


The graphs in this activity represent the number of people present at various locations over the course of a day. Carefully interpret the information on the graphs to identify the locations.

To begin, check out the sample graph with the correct location revealed, or choose one of the two problem graphs.

Intro Loc0 Intro Loc0 Intro Loc1 Intro Loc1 Intro Loc2 Intro Loc2

Sample Location: On a Weekday

Look at the graph. Identify the location based on the different levels of activity the graph shows.

This location is a

 school

.

Click the I Offs for explanations.

More Information More Information More Information

Drag a location below to the blank space on the right.

  • Bank
     
  • Train Station
     
  • School
     
  • Library
     
  • Movie Theater
     
  • Gas Station
     

Location 1: On a Weekend

Look at the graph. Identify the location based on the different levels of activity the graph shows.

This location is a

Correct
 

.

Loc1 Err Bank
Loc1 Err Library
Loc1 Err School
Loc1 Err Train

Click the Quest Offs for hints.

Click the I Offs for explanations.

More Information More Information More Information

Drag a location below to the blank space on the right.

  • Bank
     
  • Train Station
     
  • School
     
  • Library
     
  • Movie Theater
     
  • Gas Station
     

Location 2: On a Weekday

Look at the graph. Identify the location based on the different levels of activity the graph shows.

This location is a

Correct
 

.

Bank
Gasstation
Library
School
Theater

Click the Quest Offs for hints.

Click the I Offs for explanations.

More Information More Information More Information
Close
H 1 1 H 1 2 H 1 3 H 2 1 H 2 1 H 2 1 H 2 1 H 2 1 H 2 2 H 2 2 H 2 3 I 0 1 I 0 1 I 0 3 I 1 1 I 1 2 I 1 3 I 2 1 I 2 2 I 2 3 Close Off Close On

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