My MPKer and I are completing a graph of friends' birthdays by season. I remember from the Sodalitas videos that the Kindergarten teachers asked a question of the week and graphed the results from time to time. I made a simple graph with an x-axis of "seasons" and y-axis of "number of people." I used the same template from when we graphed favorite apple colors (x-axis) and number of people who liked them (y-axis).

In researching whether graph titles get underlined, I read that the x-axis should be the independent variable (the thing which doesn't change) and the y-axis should be the dependent variable (the thing that does). Can someone with more scientific wisdom than me make sure I'm on the right track here. It seems wrong to put seasons on the horizontal scale (x-axis) and number of people on the vertical scale? My eldest is in MP4, and her

I feel silly for overthinking this, but I hate teaching my kids the wrong way to do something and having to backtrack later down the road.

In researching whether graph titles get underlined, I read that the x-axis should be the independent variable (the thing which doesn't change) and the y-axis should be the dependent variable (the thing that does). Can someone with more scientific wisdom than me make sure I'm on the right track here. It seems wrong to put seasons on the horizontal scale (x-axis) and number of people on the vertical scale? My eldest is in MP4, and her

*Rod & Staff Arithmetic 4*book (p. 207) had an identical bar graph called Fourth Graders' Birthdays where the seasons were on the y-axis and the pupils were on the x-axis. That makes sense to me because the thing changing is the season in which each student is born. Can someone help me understand why number of people is the variable and season is the constant when infectious disease graphs have dates on the bottom and people infected on the x-axis (hence our "curve").I feel silly for overthinking this, but I hate teaching my kids the wrong way to do something and having to backtrack later down the road.

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