Grade 4, Chapter 10 Investigation Organizer:

**1. Plan It**

**A. Review data.** Use the data in the table on page 375 of the *Math Central* textbook or on the Animal Data Table here on Education Place. Brainstorm ways to make the data clearer. For example, arrange the lifespans of the animals from longest to shortest.

**B. Choose how to present the data.** Look at the headings to get ideas on how to rearrange the data. For example, you can make a chart, a table, a bar graph, or a pictograph.

**Data reviewed**

**2. Put It Together**

**A. Compare.** Look at your new ways of presenting this data. Compare your results. Can you find information easily? Are some ways you present the data confusing or hard to read?

**B. Prepare questions.** Write down some questions about animals to ask other students. They will use your data to find the answers.

**Our data and questions prepared**

**3. Wrap It Up**

**Share your data and questions.** Share your data presentations and your questions with other groups.

Work together to answer the questions you get from other groups.

**Data exchanged and questions answered**

**4. Discuss Your Results**

- Does your arrangement of the data make sense?
- How well do your questions help to focus the activity?
- Is your chart or graph clear and correct?
- Did your group work together to arrange data and make questions?
- How did other groups organize the data?
- Which arrangement is your favorite?

**Review completed**

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