In addition to the data sets that come with TinkerPlots, we also offer links to data sets and activities that we have accumulated after release. If you have TinkerPlots activities to share, please contact us and we'll include them here.
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This data set shows lengths and weights of 25
Florida alligators. Students can use this data to informally explore a
Alligators.tp (16 KB)
Balancing on One Foot
data set helps students visualize trends over time and explore
relationships between attributes. You can also have your students add
their data to this file.
Balancing.tp (20 KB)
Body Temperature and Heart Rate
data set includes measurements of body temperature and heart rate for
130 people. This is a good opportunity for students to compare an
accepted average for a population, 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, with the
average for a sample.
BodyTemp.tp (28 KB)
data set includes measurements of 159 fish caught in a lake in Finland.
You can connect this data to geometry by having students use the
measurements of individual fish to draw pictures of an average fish for
each of the different species.
Fish.tp (40 KB)
"Measures of Center," Adapted from Discovering Algebra
data set not only helps students explore the concepts of mean and
median within a data set, but it also serves as a good introduction to TinkerPlots
in general. Devin Hess, a teacher at the Community School of the East
Bay in Oakland, California, culled this data set from his own class and
created the related activity from a lesson in Chapter 1 of Discovering Algebra.
MeasuresOfCenter.tp (12 KB)
Hess also submitted this related activity, which teaches students
about the contents of data sets, and how data can be organized and
viewed within a TinkerPlots data file.
MeasuresOfCenter.pdf (268 KB)
received this data set from Michael Wilkinson, a sixth-grade science
teacher at the Fieldston Lower School in Bronx, New York. Wilkinson's
students have gathered data relating to Atlantic Ocean hurricanes from
1999???2004, using such sources as the websites for the National
Hurricane Center, Weather Underground, and UNISYS Weather. Attributes
include month, peak location, number of deaths, and maximum wind speed.
HurricaneData.tp (32 KB)