In this activity, children can conduct a survey to find out their family and friends' favorite flowers. They can follow up the activity by making a frequency chart to display their data.
- clipboard or notebook
- Have students poll their family and friends as to their favorite flower. They should list the flowers and 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:
~ columns (equal to the number of flowers)
~ 2 labeled axis
~a numerical scale starting at zero
- Finally students should explain their data (oral or written). Which flower had the most votes? Which flower had the fewest votes? Etc.
- More advanced math students can also find the mean, medium, mode, maximum, minimum, and range for the data.