In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad discovers a bug problem in the Cybrary. They know that something needs to be done to stop the bugs before they eat everything in the Cybrary, so the CyberSquad creates a bar graph to display the number of bugs they found in each room. Ms. Fileshare is concerned about the bug problem until she is shown a different bar graph that shows the number of bugs in each room to be much smaller. The CyberSquad must figure out why the two graphs look different and which one shows the correct number of bugs in each room. This segment is the first of three segments. Check out “Attention to Scaling" to see how the CyberSquad discovers the difference in the two graphs. Then watch “The Power of the Whole Picture” to see how they explain the difference in the two graphs to Ms. Fileshare.
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