From there, students had to graph how many Kobe Bryant scored in his historic 81 point performance back in 2006. We kept data by minutes in each quarter, and used that completed data to make some different graphs.
It's important for students to know the purpose of each graph type (some students had been led to believe that you can use any type of graph for any purpose, it was just up to personal preference, and that is not true). Here is a simple explanation from nces.ed.gov.
So once the data was collected, students had a line plot that looked like this:
From this data, they completed a line graph showing point growth over the course of the game:
They made a pie chart showing the percentage of Laker points in the game scored by Kobe:
And they made bar graphs showing the top 10 scoring games in NBA history (that one can be seen at the top of the final photo).
Finally, here is the Youtube video we used: