The crossover assignment.
Here we moved between pie- and stacked-bar graphs using the indescribably (and, with respect to the movie itself, disproportionately) awesome one sheet to The Kingdom.
This time around, as a concession to time constraints, I gave them the survey results.
The Kingdom Analysis handout (contains both pie- and stacked-bar graphs)
RichNovember 25, 2007 - 3:30 pm -
When I do this activity (transitioning from stacked bar to pie) with my 6th graders, I have them cut out the stacked bar, and then we tape it end-to-end so that it becomes a circle (like a wristband?). If you’ve worked out the measurements ahead of time, the circle on your handout can have the same circumference as the length of the stacked bar — and then it can help the students to see the circle/bar relationship.
I also let them wear the paper wristbands out of class, which might not work in your high school setting…..