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Get on your Mark, Get Set, Go! Collect, Interpret, and Represent Data Using a Bar Graph and a Circle Graph.
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.
4th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor
What better way to engage children in a math lesson than by talking about ice cream? Using a pocket chart or piece of chart paper, the class works together creating a bar graph of the their favorite ice cream flavors. Learners then work collaboratively in small groups answering a series of questions about the data they collected, referring to the graph to support their answers.
Pre-K - 2nd Math CCSS: Designed
Air: The Math Link
Inflate this unit on the science of air with these math skills practice and word problems. Accompanying the children's story Mr. Slaptail's Secret, this resource covers a wide range of math topics including the four basic operations, identifying fractions, reading time, estimating mass, and analyzing bar graphs.
1st - 3rd Math CCSS: Adaptable
Study Jams! Bar Graphs
Mia teaches Sam how to create a bar graph, including forming a title, creating and labeling the axes, choosing a scale, and entering data. After viewing, data analysts can test themselves with seven follow-up questions and review material by reading key vocabulary definitions.
3 mins 2nd - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Challenge young mathematicians to buy classroom supplies by staying within the means of a $1,000 budget. The mathematical activity provides learners with the opportunity to decide what items from the supply list would benefit a class of 20 learners, and calculate the totals using the four operations.
3rd - 4th Math CCSS: Designed
A world without friction would be a very strange place. Young scientists explore the impact of this fundamental force on everyday life in this fun science investigation. Given a number of different fabrics children perform experiments to measure the force it takes to move shoes with different materials on their soles.
3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Bar Graphs With Intervals
Give your math class a comprehensive understanding of bar graphs with this series of lessons. The resource is divided into three parts, and all of the accompanying worksheets are included. The class will study different bar graphs, analyze them, and record their answers to the questions provided.
Bar Graphs and Pictographs
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).
2nd - 3rd Math CCSS: Designed
Using Bar Graphs
What's your favorite pizza topping? Scholars analyze two bar graphs, one depicting a math club's favorite pizza toppings and the other ice cream sales per flavor. As they examine the graphs, learners answer a few comprehension questions. They approximate numbers, as many of the bars don't end at numbered lines.
2nd - 4th Math CCSS: Designed
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Sorting Through Personal Choices
Raise children's awareness about the importance of conservation with this hands-on science lesson. Start by breaking the class into groups and having them collect trash from around the school or local park. Young scholars then use the provided Venn diagram to sort the items they found based on their ability to be reduced, reused, or recycled.
2nd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Bar Graphs #2
Raise the bar in your third grade class with this instructional activity 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.
2nd - 4th Math CCSS: Designed
Data and Probability: What is the Best Snack?
In this math/nutrition lesson, the nutritional value of 3 snack foods is recorded on a data chart and represented on a bar graph. Students analyze and compare information, construct data charts and related bar graphs, and draw conclusions based on their results.
2nd - 4th Health
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.
1st - 2nd Math CCSS: Designed