Canada and 
Its Trading Partners
Imports & Exports

- identify products that Canada imports and exports
-locate relevant information about Canada's exports and imports from a variety of primary sources
-construct and read a wide variety of graphs, charts 
Mathematics - Data Management 
- experiment with a variety of displays of the same data using computer applications and select the type of graph that best represents the data
- recognize that different types of graphs can present the same data differently
-make inferences and convincing arguments bases on the analysis of tables, charts and graphs

  A Link to Learning web-based student learning activity     www.linktolearning.com

Use data from Statistics Canada to complete the table.

Imports  http://www.statcan.ca/english/Pgdb/gblec05.htm

Exports  http://www.statcan.ca/english/Pgdb/gblec04.htm

Canada's Imports and Exports of Products and Goods (2007)

Product/Good

Imports ($ millions) Exports ($ millions)
Agricultural and fishing products . .
Energy products . .
Forestry products . .
Industrial goods and materials . .
Machinery and equipment . .
Automotive products . .
Other consumer goods . .

To complete the activity, you will need to make a graph of this data.

To learn how to do this using Clarisworks/Appleworks, click HERE.

 

1. Make a double bar graph of Canada's imports and exports and then use the graph to answer the questions.

a. What are Canada's 5 major imports (in order)? _________________________________________

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b. What are Canada's 5 major exports (in order)? _________________________________________

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c. For what Product/Good category is there the greatest difference between the values of imports and exports?

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d. Give a possible explanation for this difference. ___________________________________________

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2. The following pie chart was created using the same data as above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a. Label the categories

3. The bar graph and pie chart represent the same data but differently.  Describe that difference.

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