Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Scribe Post Question #17 Sept 30, 09

17) A small town recorded crime statistics over the last six years.

SORRY FOR NOT HAVING PICTURES OF THE GRAPHS I DON'T GOT PAINT!!!

[Year][1][2][3][4][5][6]

[Number of Crimes][2][6][6][2][3][4]

A) Make a Bar Graph to display the data. ( I won't have bars I'll just fill in the data.)

N O
U F 6
M
B C 4
E R
R I
2
M 1 2 3 4 5 6

E
S Year

B) Total the number of crimes for every two years. Make a new bar graph to display this data.

N O
U F
M
B C 9
E R
R I 6
M
E 3
S 1-2 3-4 5-6

Year

C) What can you conclude from the second bar graph? Do the data in the table support your statement? explain.

The second bar graph shows that the graphs are decreasing, but they have been increasing the years before. That doesn't support the data in the table. The crimes were increasing for 3 years than decreased for one year that started increasing again.

D) How is the second graph misleading?

The second graph is misleading because it states that the crimes are decreasing but they are actually increasing.

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createAgraph/

Brayden817 said...

sorry for the data on the bars being messed up it wouldn't wouldn't spread out

april817 said...

Good Job Brayden! You already mentioned the things I noticed, so I have nothing else to say.