Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Valentine's Candy Graph - Section 3: Independent Practice

 

Note the error made as the student was adding data to the category columns. I failed to point out ahead of time that the labels at the bottom are not part of the data count. They are labels for each column to know where to place each colored candy heart. This was a good opportunity for me to go back and point out to my students that it is important to build their graph correctly or there will be errors when trying to answer questions pertaining to the graph. This graph was not already numbered along the side, but future graphs may be, so it is necessary that they learn now to structure their data correctly.

  Adjustments to Practice: Student Error
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Valentine's Candy Graph

Unit 9: Graphs, Tables, and Charts
Lesson 6 of 9

Objective: SWBAT use a bar graph to answer questions about the total and how many more/less in each category.

Big Idea: First graders need to be able to organize and interpret data. I am taking advantage of our holiday party and encouraging my students to graph their candy hearts and decipher their results.

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Math, Data collection / Organization / Display, First Grade, compare data, more or less, pictograph, bar graph, charts, organization, graph
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