Develop Students' Understanding Of Data, Numbers, and Graphs
TinkerPlots™ software is specifically designed to get students in grades 4–8 excited about what they can learn from data. You and your students will analyze data by creating colorful visual representations that will help your students make sense out of real data and recognize patterns as they unfold.
TinkerPlots makes it easy to integrate data analysis into your current curriculum and meet both your state's standards for effective technology use and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' recommendations for data analysis.
With TinkerPlots, you can help your students build a strong foundation for high school mathematics. This dynamic software provides an easy way to make data analysis exciting and meaningful for your students. You can be sure that your students will develop a strong understanding of how data works, what numbers mean, and how graphs can represent data.
With a friendly user interface, TinkerPlots is easy to learn and use, so you can spend your time teaching mathematics, not software.
The ready-made data sets included with TinkerPlots provide powerful starting points for bringing data analysis into your classroom. You can easily adjust the sample graphs to facilitate understanding and generate new ideas for original research.
With TinkerPlots, you can take advantage of children’s natural curiosity. You'll find that students enjoy creating graphs and exploring data in such a dynamic learning environment. A simple question is all it takes to get students started, and follow-up questions easily prompt deeper analysis.
TinkerPlots helps you create inquiry-based mathematics and science classrooms that empower your students to collect and analyze data.
Watch TinkerPlots in Action:
With TinkerPlots, students can:
- Download data from the Internet, copy it from a spreadsheet, or enter it by hand
- Create dot plots, pie charts, map graphs, histograms, scatter plots, and their own original graphs from scratch by ordering, stacking, and separating data icons
- Automatically update every representation and calculation as they drag, add, delete, or select the data
- Use reference lines, dividers, and a drawing tool to intuitively analyze data
- Add features, such as the mean or median, or a box plot, and then draw on the plot to find patterns and analyze the data
Inside the Box
When you order TinkerPlots, you'll get everything you need to take advantage of this dynamic software. Each package includes:
Quick Reference Card, a quick outline of TinkerPlots basics
Exploring Data with TinkerPlots, including seven sample activities, as well as information on getting started, learning TinkerPlots, and teaching with TinkerPlots
Five QuickTime/AVI Movies showing you the basics of TinkerPlots
About 30 Data Sets with questions to get you started exploring, and 10 demonstration files showing you different capabilities of TinkerPlots