MATH TASK: REPRESENTING DATA

Avg. Change (sec) Low (sec) High (sec)
Energy Drink -16.00 -37.00 +5.00
Running Technique -7.38 -30.00 +7.00
Healthy Breakfast -5.00 -9.00 -1.00
Lighter Clothing -4.00 -18.00 +27.00
Stretching 3.00 -14.00 +29.00
1L Water 30 mins before 4.00 -3.00 +7.00

Your class has completed a science experiment researching what factors would best improve the running times of your classmates. Your observation data is shown in the table above.

Now that your research is finished, the Canadian Olympic Committee is interested in your results. They want to know how to invest money in improving the running times of Canadian athletes.

  1. What would you argue would be the best way to improve the athletes’ running performance? Support your conclusions with the evidence in the data.
  2. Which of the following data charts best represents the data you’ve collected?
  3. Which of the following data charts best supports the argument you will make? Which is most convincing? Why?
  4. How could you improve on the chart that you have selected for your presentation to the committee?

CHART A:pie chart


CHART B:line chart

CHART C: bar chart

CHART D:spot chart

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