Q9 Changes over time

13. Dig the Data


Students are often asked to show their findings over a period of time. Data like that is shown with a line graph. In this Quest you will be asked to collect data on a company that is trying to make money but often runs into problems. Your teacher would like you to run the company for 14 days to see what can be done.

You are being asked to investigate a business and show how it runs. You will be using an interactive web site resource from CoolMath games. This Quest focuses on two different businesses: 1) Running a Lemonade Business, or 2) The Coffee Stand (Note: both run on an iPad as well as the PC or Mac). 

Key Vocabulary:

Line graph: a graph that uses points connected by lines to show how something changes in value (as time goes by, or as something else happens)

Findings: A conclusion reached after examination or investigation


1.  Watch the Excel tutorial at the top of this page to help prepare you for creating a line graph showing an event over time.

2.  Check with your teacher on the following two activities and select one (or both) to complete. Use the links below to go to your Quest activity. 

  Check off this Quest on the 21t4s Roadmap 

 I am ready for Q10: Sort It Out

ISTE and Common Core Standards

ISTE Standards•S

1. Empowered Learner
a. articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them, and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes
c. Use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Summarize and describe distributions.

Summarize numerical data sets