Room Activity Picture Instructions

Look at the picture displayed on your computer or on the handout provided.

  1. Make a list of the objects in the picture.
  2. What does this data tell you about the person who lives in this room?  What does it not tell you?
  3. What are most of the items in this room related to?
  4. How many toy soldiers are there?


Now compare with the other group.

  1. Are there any advantages to one representation or another?
  2. Do you think different representations can tell different stories?
  3. What do you think came first the drawing of the room or the list?
  4. What might be some limitations of collecting data with a cell phone?