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PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development, Teachers' Domain
Upper Primary, Middle School, High School, Career / Technical
Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Media Format:
Text/HTML, Video

In this video from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad helps Ms. Fileshare realize that Hacker has been deceiving her as they take a look at the scale of a bar graph. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.


Jamie (HIDOE) on Aug 09, 09:46pm

What it is? : This is a short video from Cyberchase that helps to explain how scaled bar graphs can be deceiving if the scale being used are not the same. It looks critically at the the standard 3.MD.3 Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories.
Strength: Short, Clear, Concise, and Entertaining Video
Limitation: This clip is just part of a full episode. I was not able to view the entire episode.
Recommendation: Good to use with younger students.