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Developing 
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Mastering 
I3. Data Analyze and apply data 
No evidence of data analysis 
You analyze data 
You analyze data and reveal valid evidence 
You use an appropriate and detailed method to organize and analyze your data so that it reveals valid patterns or relationships that you apply as evidence 
Your work is proficient and your presentation is excellent. 
Your work is excellent and you clearly explain your analysis methods. 
Good Data Analysis


Analyzing data means using mathematical and organizational strategies to find relationships and patterns in the data you collected during an investigation.
Data does not always contain useful patterns or relationships. When this happens, it either means there was a problem with your procedure or that the variables you were testing do not affect each other.
Step 1: Organize your data to look for patterns
Organizing your data involves deciding what data is important and then looking for patterns.
Tables 
Lists 
Diagrams 
This is an example of a table! A table uses rows and columns to display related data. 
A list is a strategy for putting information into categories. 
Diagrams help you represent data in a way that reveals processes, cause and effect relationships, and similarities and differences. 
Step 2: Consider using analytical tools to find relationships
Math and graphs are two great analysis tools. When your data includes quantities, you should consider whether any of these strategies could be useful for your data analysis.
Statistics 
Algebra 
Graphing 



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