Today, the students were given some different tools and told to experiment with how they could make a graph using the tools. One group chose rods to work with. They started by making labels for the graph of different colours that students could vote for as their favourite.
I asked if they could tell me which colour was the most popular. The students found that answering this question was quite a challenge as they tried to count and remember each colour. I told them to think about what we have learned about graphs and to see if there is a better way to present the information so that we can easily see the winner by just looking. This is what they came up with: