Take data and visual learning skills to the next level with Chart question types on Edulastic! The ability to interpret data is increasingly valuable in today’s world; Chart technology-enhanced items (TEIs) help your students hone these skills.
These TEIs allow students to draw bar charts, line charts, histograms, dot plots, and line plots based on data that you supply. This challenges students to interpret the information given to them and supply an answer in an easy-to-read, visual format. There are seven different Chart TEIs in Edulastic: Bar Chart, Line Chart, Histogram, Dot Plots – Categories, Dot Plot, Line Plot – Categories, and Line Plot. All of these question types are auto-graded, which will save you tons of time!
Check out each of our chart items below, or view all of the 50 question items Edulastic has to offer.
What it is: Bar Chart TEIs show students a labeled x and y-axis as well as a default set of vertical bars. Students can then adjust the height of the bars for each x-axis category based on data that you supply in the question stem.
How to use it: Use this TEI to help students understand categorical data. Bar Charts are typically used in science or math classes with middle or high school students.
What it is: In a Line Chart TEI, you give students data points for them to “mark” on a given coordinate plane. These “markers” are connected by straight line segments. It’s easy for students to drag the points that match the correct x-axis value and y-axis value.
How to use it: Line charts often represent a trend over time. Use this TEI to help students conceptualize data and understand changing values.
What it is: A histogram TEI quizzes students on the representation of the distribution of data. You provide the numerical data (typically in a table), and students adjust the histogram based on the provided information. The x-axis and y-axis are labeled accordingly.
How to use it: This is a challenging TEI! Use it when asking students to understand ranges of quantitative data, typically in more advanced classrooms.
Dot Plot – Categories
What it is: Dot Plot – Categories asks students to fill out a chart using dots that represent distinct qualitative categories. You supply the data, and students interpret and apply the information onto the given chart. Students adjust the amount of dots (the height) based on the data you supply. You can adjust the point values, as well as the labels on the x and y-axis.
How to use it: Dot Plots are often used in statistics classes. That said, this isn’t their only use! They are fairly simple charts that can be used with lower-level students as well. This is a great way to introduce data and visual learning skills.
What it is: With this TEI, students are shown a horizontal axis labeled with a range of numerical values (quantitative). Students can then drag the height corresponding to each numerical value until it reaches the appropriate number of dots.
How to use it: This TEI is great for statistics classes. It also can be useful in any math or science class.
Line Plot – Categories
What is it: You can use this TEI to give students a horizontal axis labeled with distinct qualitative categories. Students can then drag the height corresponding to each numerical value until it reaches the appropriate number of ‘x’ symbols.
How to use it: Math, science, ELA, social studies — this TEI is helpful for many subjects! Whenever you want students to understand qualitative information and data, Line Plot – Categories is the TEI for you.
What is it: You can use this TEI to give students a horizontal axis labeled with a range of numerical values. Students can then drag the height corresponding to each numerical value until it reaches the appropriate number of ‘x’ symbols.
How to use it: This TEI is useful when you want to have students draw line plots with data that fall along a range of numerical values.
Edulastic includes robust chart TEIs for you and your students. Understanding visual data is an increasingly important skill in today’s world. Use these TEIs to set your students up for success! What’s more? They are auto-graded, engaging, and dare-we-say fun.
- Edulastic offers 50 question types, so you can create effective assignments! Check them out here, and learn how to implement different question types to add variety to your coursework.
- What’s your favorite Edulastic question type, and which one are you most excited to try? Let us know your thoughts by Tweeting us @Edulastic
- New to Edulastic but ready to dive in? Create your FOREVER FREE account today.