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integrated computational thinking

Patterns & Data 2: Patterns & Data Unplugged

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Analyze data visualizations to find patterns and similarities across datasets (estimated 45 min)

Learning Objectives

By the end of this activity, learners will be able to...

  • Identify a pattern in a scatter plot graph
  • Compare and contrast the value of showing data in a table vs a graph
  • Speculate what patterns in a graph may say about the real world


    • Data: Quantitative or qualitative information (e.g., text, symbols, etc.) collected for analysis
    • Data Visualization: The graphical representation of information and data
    • Patterns: Repeating similarities among objects, ideas, and problems
    • Algorithm: A precise step-by-step set of instructions

    Materials and Resources

    • (Optional) Printed copies of several countries’ population pyramids