The American Statistical Association Connecticut Chapter

Statistical Poster Competition

Sample Posters for Grades 7 - 9
 Absence Isn't a Sign that Grades Decline Question: Do you agree with the conclusions? The titles state clear conclusions. Colors were used consistently. There were more girls (51) than boys (34), so using percentages was a good idea. However, the percentages should have been calculated separately for boys and girls. The number of boys in each category should have been divided by the total number of boys. Same for girls. The scatter plot shows all of the data effectively. This allows the viewer to assess the relation between grades and absence for themselves. Use larger labels for the graph axes and legends.

 Does sugar have an affect on kids' choice of cereals? Question: What factors other than sugar determine the cereal you eat? How much sugar does each cereal contain? Present a bar chart of sugar per ounce for each cereal. Order the cereals by amount of sugar. Does Apple Jacks have more sugar than Life? Does life contain more than Cheerios? Does Cheerios contain more than Kix? The line graph and bar chart present the same data. The line graph is inappropriate. The title could state a conclusion.

 What Is The Most Popular Food Served By A School Cafeteria? Question: What title would you use? What conclusion do you make? This chart was meticulously constructed. Recommendations: Eliminate the pie chart. It adds nothing to the vertical bar chart. Reduce the number of numeric labels and gridlines for the vertical axes, particularly for the line graph. Enlarge these labels. The gridlines are fine for the bar chart, but label only at intervals of 200 (e.g. 0, 200, 400, 600, etc.). Make gridlines at intervals of 20 (e.g. 0, 20, 40, 60, etc.). and labels at intervals of 40 (e.g. 0, 40, 80, etc.) for the line graph. Enlarge the names of the meals, particularly for the line graph. Possibly rename the "Main Meal" to be the "Daily Special". Make the colors consistent for the bar chart and the line graph. This is very important.

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