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# Creating and Interpreting Histograms – Age Distribution of Householders in the United States

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### Activity Description

Students will create, compare, and interpret histograms to answer the following statistical question: “How are the ages of householders distributed in various types of households in the United States?” They will also discuss factors that might explain the shapes of these data distributions.

Component ID: #ti1325701158

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Component ID: #ti1325701159

### Approximate Time Required

45-60 minutes

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### Learning Objectives

• Students will be able to create, compare, and interpret histograms.
• Students will be able to describe the shapes of data distributions.
• Students will be able to discuss factors that might explain the shapes of these data distributions.

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### Materials Required

• The student version of this activity, 8 pages; it contains images that should be printed in color.
• Quarter-inch graph paper
• Red pens

A graphing calculator, graphing software (e.g., Microsoft Excel), or other graphing technology is optional.

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### Activity Items

The following items are part of this activity.

• Households, by Type, Age of Members, Region of Residence, and Age of Householder, 2017
• Histogram Templates

## Teacher Notes

#### Blooms Taxonomy

Analyzing

Students will apply their skills to create histograms and analyze the data distribution apparent in those histograms.

#### Subject

Middle School Math

• Histograms

#### Skills Taught

• Creating a histogram
• Comparing the shapes of data distributions