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Lesson 8 - Communicate about Conclusions from Data Displays


To encourage your child to have fun on the Web while learning to Communicate about Conclusions from Data Displays, here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs.



Use data presented in tables, charts, and graphs to create an argument.


Builds Upon

Student Book pages 88-89

Instructions for Use


Canadians' Reading Habits lets your child create an argument about the reading habits of Canadians in different age groups based on secondary data collected by Statistics Canada.

To use Canadians' Reading Habits, select a population from the pull-down menu. Look at the various age groups. Which groups read more books, magazines, or newspapers? Look at how often they read. Make inferences and convincing arguments that are based on the secondary data.


Create a Graph lets your child make a graph. Use the range of data from Canadians' Reading Habits.

To use Create a Graph, type in the title of the graph, and the horizontal and vertical titles. Calculate the number of bars needed for the bar graph. Type the name, value, and colour for each bar. Choose the 3-D option, graph direction, and graph size. Click 'Create Printable Graph' to see the results.