WEB TASK

Comparison Chart


NOTE1 : Some of the pictures may be a little different than what you see. Ask for help if you need it! Work with a friend and help each other!

NOTE 2 : IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE READING THIS SCREEN, ASK FOR OR GET A COLORED SCREEN COVER FOR YOUR MACHINE.


In this Task, you will...
  • Examine samples of comparison charts on the Web
  • Create a cost comparison chart on two microwave ovens, following instructions
  • Create a cost comparison chart on two other items of your choice
  • Complete the math challenge.

When you complete this task, you will evaluate yourself. You will complete a Rubric (Self-Evaluation Form). 

Read the Rubric and the Checklist before you begin. Then return to this page.

CLICK THE ARROW TO GO TO THE RUBRICS AND CHECKLIST.  


STEP 1 - READ THE PASSAGE BELOW AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. 

NOTE: You will be moving from this page to your own computer as you work. To go back and forth between two documents on your PC, use your keyboard.  Hold down the key "ALT" and click the key "TAB." That will take you back and forth between two documents.
Charts are used for many purposes. People use charts to make it easy to read information in relation to items. For example, a chart can show the number of cars sold each month of the year at a dealership. When you look at that chart, you can easily see what months had the greatest sales. You can find out what happened that month to increase sales.

Charts can also list the features and cost of certain items. They will show you what brands have those features. That helps you decide on the best buy. 

Click on the arrow to open a page showing three different cost-comparison charts. What information can you gather from those charts?
 

Charts can have information in columns and rows (tables). They can look like a pie with sections. They can have picture columns showing different heights. They can look very different from each other. But they all do the same thing. They relate information to different items so that you can compare results.  

We are going to develop a table that compares the prices and features of two  microwave ovens. Click on the arrow to enter information.

STEP 2 - Open your local newspaper. Look through the ads. Find two cars, apartments, or two other items of your choice. Create a table that compares the two items, including the cost of each. 

You can create a table on paper or in MS Word. When you finish, place the chart into your folder or portfolio.

[If you don't know how to create tables in MS Word, please complete the "Life Table Task" before starting this activity. (Click the link/underlined words to open that task)]

STEP 3 - CLICK ON THE ARROW TO COMPLETE THE MATH CHALLENGE.


STEP 4 - EVALUATE YOUR WORK.

Now go the the RUBRICS page and evaluate yourself! When you finish, save your work.

Follow the arrow.


Congratulations! You have completed your task!

Contact the Author
Leecy Wise
Adult Education Program, Cortez, CO, 2003