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DATA REPRESENTATION AND

INTERPRETATION
INTERPRETING AND CREATING DOT PLOTS
TODAY YOU WILL:

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. read, interpret and answer questions about data presented in dot plots
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. present data as a dot plot.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS COLUMN

 Complete the column graph


in question 1 by giving it an
appropriate title, scale and
labels.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT A DOT PLOT IS?

 A dot plot is a graph that represents data as dots above a number line.
LIST THE KEY FEATURES OF THE DOT PLOT THAT YOU SEE

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 2.

 3.
 You have serval
data displays and
dot plots in front of
you compare them
and find the
differences
between them and
list them in your
book.
PRESENT DATA IN DOT PLOTS

 Features of a dot plot


 The dot plot has a title and the categories
are listed evenly under the line.
 The dots are evenly spaced above the
line.
 This dot plot shows that five people
selected chocolate as their favorite
ice-cream flavor.
THINK OF YOUR POSITION IN YOUR FAMILY ARE YOU THE ELDEST
OR THE YOUNGEST OR ARE YOU IN THE MIDDLE?

Position Number

Eldest

Middle

Youngest
WRITE A ONE- OR TWO-SENTENCE SUMMARY ABOUT THE DATA
SHOWN IN THE DOT PLOT.

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