Q9 Changes over time
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Students have access to lots of data that changes over time. Understanding what this data tells us is important as it can help us make decisions about things like where we live, career choices, and the world around us. In this Quest you will be learning about how data is collected about the state you live in as well as other states in the US; the increasing or decreasing populations in certain states; where most people live in the US; and how to interpret graphic representations of data that may inform things such as career choices.
I Can Statements
- analyze data and interpret changes over time
- use spreadsheets, charts and visual representations as tools to help organize and evaluate data
- create, organize, analyze and share representations of data in a spreadsheet, chart, graph, and data plot formats with my teacher and classmates
Line graph: A line graph is a graph that uses points connected by lines to show how something changes in value (as time goes by, or as something else happens).
Findings: Findings are a conclusion reached after examination or investigation.
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1. Watch the video at the top of the page to learn about how census data is used in the US
2. Make a copy of this 13.Q9 Changes Over Time activity sheet to use for the following two activities using the links and directions provided below.
Part 1: Facts About Your State
Competencies & Standards
MITECS Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and
5. Computational Thinker
a. Formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions
b. Collect data or identify relevant data sets
c. Break problems into component parts, extract key information
6. Creative Communicator
a. Create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations
b. Communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations
d. Publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for a variety of audiences.