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Bar Charts & Pie Charts

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Learn about life in the Arctic while practicing how to graph and interpret data with this interdisciplinary lesson. Starting with a whole group data-gathering exercise, students are then given a worksheet on which they analyze and create bar and pie graphs involving information about Arctic animals. This lesson is perfect for tying together a math unit on representing data and a science exploration of Arctic ecosystems. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
  • Lesson provides a list of warm-up activities for beginning the lesson
  • A variety of ideas are provided for extending learning about data representation
  • Explicit instruction on the creation of bar and pie charts is required to support children's success with the lesson
Common Core