August 17, 2010

Part of this lesson has to do with creating a “Wordle.” Wordle is a free online tool used for creating “word clouds” from text that you provide/input. The clouds (i.e. brainstorm) give greater emphasis to words that appear more frequently in the source text. As a user, you can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. You can print them out, or save them to your own documents to share with your students, staff, or parents. Visit http://www.wordle.net/ to get started! (See "For Teachers" folder for direct link). Note: Before teaching this lesson, it is important that students have knowledge of a variety of graphs and how/when they might be used to display data.

- Mathematics > General
- Mathematics > Data Analysis & Probability
- Mathematics > Graphing
- Mathematics > Problem Solving
- Mathematics > Statistics

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