Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

 Applying Communication
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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.

# 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 s for explanations.

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

.

Click the s for hints.

Click the s for explanations.

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

.

Click the s for hints.

Click the s for explanations.

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