Film Genre Popularity, 1910 – 2018 (LINK)
graphs by Bo McCready (@BoKnowsData), slow reveal by Kathy Henderson (@kathyhen_)
There is also a second version of this slow reveal in which all of the genres are revealed, and students are asked to match them to the appropriate graph.
Type of Graph: stacked area graph
Source: Bo McCready, @BoKnowsData
Potential Math Content: line graphs, stacked area graphs, shape of data, peaks, trends, scale along the y-axis, percentages,
Potential Content Connections: film, movies, genres
Thank you for the graph @geoffkrall Awesome #softstartforall in my #grade6 class this morning. Conversations were had about preferences, #math, #literacy, film… what I captured is just the tip of the iceberg #sd36learn #MTBoS pic.twitter.com/NLwetorj3D
— Jess Kyle (@jesannwa) January 29, 2019
Jess used the “Notice/Wonder” technique to elicit student thinking around this graph. Kathy Henderson turned it into a full “slow reveal.”
Jess’ students had some interesting noticings and wonderings around the popularity of different genres, specifically attending to the scale of the y-axis. Check out the photos from her tweet.