Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.
Students begin their understanding of graphs by collecting data about how their class felt about a shared experience. Students use Little Bear as a jumping off point to see what a graph tells us about what people in our class think.
Students begin to understand that graphs are used to persuade. In this lesson, students collect classroom data, make sure all the statements that they hear about the data are true, and then try to convince the cafeteria staff to buy us more goldfish!
Students will think deeply about data they collected to generate sentences about the graph. This is a great culture building activity because it allows students to think about what they know about their classmates through this graph.
Students apply what they know about data analysis to determining which statements are true or false about a graph. Students also begin to understand how graphs are used in the real world by using a graph in a persuasive letter.
This introduction to data comparisons will help students start to use "how many more" language to compare 2 groups. In the meantime, they will also get to graph their favorite sports and send the information to the PE teacher.