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Everything you need for a mini-unit on bar graphs is included in this lesson plan! It outlines three lessons and includes worksheets. Learners taste pretzels, shoot baskets (switching off hands), and grab candy, graphing results collaboratively. Entry activities are available for each day, and differentiation helps both learners having difficulty and those moving quickly. To use the linked online tool, you will need an updated version of Java.
Start this engaging data analysis study with a review of charts and graphs using the linked interactive presentation, which is both hilarious and comprehensive. Consider projecting it and having volunteers come up to complete various challenges. There are 27 statistics-related vocabulary terms you can use in a word sort (pictures of this are included for reference); put learners in small groups to determine how they would categorize these words. Next, groups use pre-collected data to create a pie chart and bar graph on the linked digital tools. Of course, you can easily have them do this by hand. There is an exit slip included here, as well.
Introduce scholars to bar graphs and data analysis through analyzing these visual examples. First, they look at a pictograph of fruit types and answer five observation questions. There is one done for them as an example. Learners do the same thing for a second pictograph, this time examining a chart of marbles. Note the graphs examples don't have both axes labeled; you may want to bring this up if it's something you want to encourage. How would seeing the numbers along the y-axis help us analyse this information better?
Raise the bar in your third grade class with this worksheet on bar graphs. Youngsters view three graphs representing three different sets of data, and answer questions based on what they analyze. The first set is completed as an example. A great way to assess learners' knowledge and skill with measurement and data!
What are these bar graphs depicting? Novice data analyzers examine two basic bar graphs and answer three comprehension questions about each. The first graph shows tickets sold per date and the next is distances run per member of a cross country team. Questions prompt learners to determine how many tickets were sold on a certain date, which runners ran the same distance, etc. Some require pupils to compare two variables in a "how many more" context. Use this in preparation to create your own classroom bar graph, possibly using data from a class poll.
How are bar graphs and pictographs different? As you begin this concept, use these simple graphs to help get learners started with data analysis styles. There is one bar graph and one pictograph, each accompanied by four or five comprehension questions (nine in total). The questions require basic graph-reading skills and don't require any approximating of values. After reviewing the worksheet, consider comparing these two types by graphing a class poll as a bar graph and pictograph. Which one is more effective, according to the class? Could they be used for different purposes?
Young math scholars collect data, make bar graphs, and use comparison subtraction to answer questions about the data. They practice this skill by first identifying their favorite type of fruit, then use this information to make their graphs. This fine activity combines technology with hands-on activities sure to enhance your pupils' understanding of these math concepts.