To construct a circle graph.
compass, ruler, and calculator.
1) Teacher will distribute this data to each student. (from 1990 U.S. census)
Race/Ethnic group Population 1990
Puerto Rican 2,727,754
Chinese 1, 645,472
African American 29,986,060
Total U.S. population 248,240,000
2) Calculate the percent (%) of the total population represented by each ethnic group.
3) Use these percentages to construct a circle Graph. Teacher will instruct students that the graph must add up to 100%, therefore, the largest part of the graph will be devoted to "all others".
Homework: Teacher will decide, based on level of students.