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Create a basic graph 5.0000000000000010.000000000000020.00000000000005.000000000000005.00000000000000<div class="ExternalClassAD3A97D2314A483EA70470F2B9981E60"><p>These are important points to reiterate. Do members know (or remember) what a spreadsheet is? Do they know what tables and charts are? Ask, and engage the conversation. Rather than teaching directly, try to help members generate their own definition. Essential terms include: </p><div><ul><li><p>Table <br></p></li><li><p>Headings <br></p></li><li><p>Rows <br></p></li><li><p>Columns </p></li></ul></div><p>​ To the extent possible, be sure your members have an understanding of these basic spreadsheet terms. </p></div><div class="ExternalClass74D27919FAD24B6084E8262879F5FAA9"><p>​Open up the spreadsheet and show members how to make a basic graph from their data. The process will vary, depending on computer and software, but in general, this should be easy. <br> Highlight the rows and columns, and then create a simple table.</p><p>Hopefully, this happens automatically. Don't worry if it takes trial and error, because (a) it isn't always easy and (b) it's really important for members to learn on their own.</p><p>Facilitate the process of making sure all members have created a simple graph from the data. If members are having success at generating a graph, tap them as peer mentors to help other members accomplish the same. </p></div><div class="ExternalClass5A317D2E063A43A4A5403B3F4F0383F0"><p>​What conclusions can members draw from the simple graph they created?</p><p>Have each member write down one conclusion. Then have them, one by one, read their conclusion out loud. Is the conclusion a fair one to make? Why or why not? Facilitate brief dialogue about what members have learned from the data. </p></div><div class="ExternalClass22067A9B9150414EBF516EDB0225C299"><p>​Members should save all their related files to their online portfolio. Remind members to give the file a clear name and date when saving and uploading files to their online ​portfolio, e.g., graph-excel-5-12-2014.xls. Help members identify useful organization methods, such as assigning tags to files and creating folders. </p><p>The product of this activity counts toward their Advanced badge.​<br></p></div>/Lists/Coach/Flat.aspx?RootFolder=%2FLists%2FCoach%2FCreate%20a%20basic%20graph&FolderCTID=0x01200200F3733329C0533443AE0C3B756D148148