Data Collection, Bar Graphs and Exercise Science

By Jenna Richter | March 31, 2016 | Uncategorized

Today’s math activity incorporated several math concepts as well as exercise.  We built a chart to record how many times students could do simple exercises in a thirty second period.  We included arm circles, jumping, rolling side to side and high knees.  Students took turns counting for each other and recording data.

 

Boden is recording side to side jumps for Louie.
Boden is recording side to side rolling  for Louie.

 

After we collected all the data, we noticed it was confusing to compare the numbers so we decided to make a bar graph for each kind of exercise.  On our graph, each square represented five repetitions.

 

Harlow is counting by fives up to fifteen and estimating the distant to seventeen between the fifteen and twenty line.
Harlow is counting by fives up to fifteen and estimating the distant to seventeen between the fifteen and twenty line.

 

We counted up to 83, we compared numbers and used a graph to make our data visual.  We learned about estimating and measuring for named periods of time, in this case thirty second intervals.  We exercised, which was great because we have super Spring energy.