• Unit 4: Visualization Tools and Techniques

    Remember when you first learned to drive? There were so many buttons, tools, and techniques you had to use just to turn the car on. Before putting your hands on the steering wheel, you buckled your seatbelt and checked and adjusted the rear, left, and right-side mirrors. Finally, you placed your hands on the steering wheel, shifted the gear from park to drive, looked both ways, and pulled off. While driving, you managed internal and external factors such as steering, gas and brake pedals, speed, turn signals, starting and stopping, and monitoring the drivers at your front, left, rear, and right sides. Somehow, you managed all the moving parts and coordinated them successfully, which resulted in your earning your driver's license. Similarly, you will have an opportunity to manage and coordinate all the moving parts regarding visualization tools and techniques. In this unit, you will learn and apply visualization tools and techniques using spreadsheet software. We will also introduce several open source tools.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 5 hours.

    • 4.1: Number Representation

    • 4.2: Formatting and Organizing Data

    • 4.3: Selecting Visual Representations

    • 4.4: Representing Data Values

    • 4.5: Coordinating Data Positions and Scales

    • Study Guide: Unit 4

      We recommend reviewing this Study Guide before taking the Unit 4 Assessment.

    • Unit 4 Assessment

      • Receive a grade