Data Days 2017-09-13T11:31:32+00:00


Excel Worksheet for Data Management (doc)

Random Number (No Repeats allowed) (xlsx)


Today you will be developing your technology skills using one, maybe two, pieces of software.

Part 1: Fathom. Fathom is a software program (similar to Excel) which will help you graph and analyze data. It is available for you to take home. If you want to take a copy of the software home, click HERE for the link to the software.

Day 1: Follow the instructions in Day 1 – Intro to Fathom – Computer Lab. The link in this document will let you collect data and import it into Fathom. You may wish to print the document before you start.

Day 2: If you complete this Fathom activity today, please move on to the Excel (Skittles) activity, Day 2 – Intro to Excel – Skittles.

Day 3: Intro to Excel…trends. Day 3 – Intro to Excel – Scatterplots Activity. The data for this activity is here (Tree data) and here (Charitable activities up to 2007).

Day 4: The Power of Data – The Media:

– Read pgs 57-59

1.Find 3 graphs (within the last 2 years) that use data to convey information to the reader…in a misrepresented way.
2.Discuss how the data is misrepresented, why the author chose to create the graphic as it was published, and how the graphic would look if it were presented without bias.
3.Copy/Paste the URL and graphic into a electronic-document.
4.Email (or share with) me, the file…


Day 5: Practice with Fathom and Excel

(Note: If you’re doing this at school, you will need to open FATHOM first, then open the dataset from inside FATHOM.)
                          Creating HISTOGRAMS in Excel (without the Add-in tool)


Here is a sample data set​​ (Excel file), similar to your project’s set.  (You will need to manually enter your data for the actual project!!)

Here is a list of Stats Project Things to Do with this data.

Here are the Stats Project (Answers) for this particular data set.

Looking to do more with FATHOM?  Check out this link!