Monday, February 28, 2011

Musical Instruments Survey and Frequency Chart

Science and Mathematics
  • In this activity, children can conduct a survey to find out their family and/or friends' favorite musical instruments then record the data on a frequency chart.
  • Older students can follow up the activity by making a graph to display their data.



Materials

  • clipboard or notebook
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • crayons or markers

     
    Directions
    • Have students poll their family and friends as to their favorite musical instruments. They should mark a tally for each vote, then record this data (information) on a frequency chart.
    • Older children could use the data from the frequency chart to create a bar or other graph to display their results.The graph should include:
                         ~ title
                        ~ columns (equal to the number of instruments)
                        ~ 2 labeled axis
                         ~a numerical scale starting at zero

    • Finally students should explain their data (oral or written). Which instrument had the most votes? Which instrument had the fewest votes? Etc.
    • More advanced math students can also find the mean, medium, mode, maximum, minimum, and range for the data.

    3 comments:

    1. Thanks alot, this was really helpful for my child as she is struggling to make a frequency chart and to fill it in but this was probably the best website i found! This was just a tiny bit better than Bitesize!

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    2. Thanks for your comments. I'm so glad that this post helped your daughter. I plan on doing a lot more math posts in the future. There's so many math terms that students need to know nowadays at younger ages than when we went to school.
      Best regards,
      Marcia :)

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