Lesson: This lesson allows students to learn what bar graphs are used for, how to interpret the data presented, and how to organize their own data using bar graphs.

Lesson: This lesson will challenge students to think creatively by having them design and build water balloon catchers from random scrap materials, while requiring them to take into consideration a multitude of variables. Students will then construct at least two bar graphs to be used in a commercial advocating the purchase of their group's catcher.

Activity: Sort colored shapes into a bar graph. Practice sorting by shape or by color. Appropriate for elementary grades. Bar Graph Sorter is one of the Interactivate assessment explorers.

Activity: Create a pie chart, adjusting the size of the divisions using your mouse or by entering values.
Parameters: Number of sections, size of sections, whether to use percents or fractions.

Activity: PlopIt allows users to build dot plots of data using the mouse. View how the mean, median, and mode change as entries are added to the plot. Parameters: Range for observations.

Activity: View stem-and-leaf plots of your own data, and then practice finding means, medians and modes. Stem and Leaf Plotter is one of the Interactivate assessment explorers.

Activity: Sort colored shapes into a Venn diagram based on various characteristics. Venn Diagram Shape Sorter is one of the Interactivate assessment explorers.