This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 3, Unit 8, Grade 6. In this activity, students organize categorical data into frequency tables and represent them as a bar graph. Neither task is new to the grade level, but students approach data analysis with a new awareness of data types and they use data to answer questions that are more open-ended. Later, they will contrast the representation for categorical data with those for numerical data. Students also learn to use the term frequency to describe the number of times a data value occurs.