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What is your favorite Little Bear story?

1st Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Charting and Analyzing Data

Big Idea: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.

Skiing or Boarding?

1st Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Data and Analysis

Big Idea:Next week marks the start of our Skiing and Snowboarding program at the Waitsfield School. Today the students will find out what each classmate would prefer to do.

The Fishing Trip

1st Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Non Standard Measuring

Big Idea:What good fishing trip isn't without a good story or two? Today the students will solve comparison story problems involving different lengths of fish.

Would you rather be a kid or a grown up?

1st Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Charting and Analyzing Data

Big Idea:Would you rather be a kid or a grown up? This question interests students and engages them in an interesting graphing exercise focused on how many total data points there are in a graph.

What is your favorite snack?

1st Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Charting and Analyzing Data

Big Idea: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!

Goldfish Graphing

1st Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Charts and Graphs

Big Idea:Letâs Go Fishing! In this lesson students will graph their goldfish according to colors.

What is your favorite pet?

1st Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Charting and Analyzing Data

Big Idea: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.

Read Picture Graphs

1st Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Charts and Graphs

Big Idea:A picture is worth a thousand words! In this lesson, students will learn to read a picture graph.

What playground toy should the principal buy for us?

1st Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Charting and Analyzing Data

Big Idea: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.

How many more: An Introduction

1st Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Charting and Analyzing Data

Big Idea: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.

Three Stacks

1st Grade Math

Â» Unit:

The Number 10 and the Addition and Subtraction Concept

Big Idea:Students use connecting cubes in a game to create a visual representation of combination to 10. The lesson ends with the students solving story problems with relational ship thinking.

Show me the Money!

1st Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Time is Money: Hitting all the MD Standards

Big Idea:Students love learning about money! In this lesson, they integrate coin identification with initial practice of counting coins.

TGIF!

1st Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Charting and Analyzing Data

Big Idea:Students decide what their next Fun Friday activity will be in this fun graphing lesson, where students are also engaging in data comparison conversations!

1.MD.C.4

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.