# Surf for More Math

## Lesson 5 - Communicate About Data

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

**Goal **

Interpret displays of data and discuss them using
math language.

**Builds Upon **

Student Book pages 64-65

**Instructions for Use **

Bar
Graph** **lets students interpret the predefined data
displayed on the bar graph or enter their own data.

To use Bar Graph, choose a data set from the
pull-down menu, or type in the data in the data box and click the 'Graph
Data' button. By dragging the 'Bar Width' scrollbar, students may alter
the thickness of the bars. By dragging the vertical scrollbar, students
may adjust the scale of the graph or simply input maximum and minimum
values into the text fields. Then click the 'Set Min and Max' button.
To change the colour of the bars, select the bar colour from a drop-down
menu. To clear all the data, click the 'Clear Data' button.