Reflection: Real World Applications Groundhog Day Delights: Surveys, Graphing and Tally Marks - Section 1: Opening


So much of math learning happens in isolation with little connection to the real world and things that our students will make connect to.  Groundhog Day is the perfect opportunity to teach a lesson that let's students practice their mathematical skills in a real world setting.  The students are excited about the topic.  Think about an animal predicting cool is that?  

I looked for a book to use with this lesson to introduce the concept of Groundhog's Day to my students.  They need background knowledge, especially my English Language Learners.  I could not find one that was short and simple enough, so I wrote one.  There are so many great graphics available on websites now.  You don't need to be an artist to create a simple book that covers a topic.  I will probably make a simple black line version of this book for students to take home in future years.

  Groundhog Day Delights-Surveys with Tally Marks
  Real World Applications: Groundhog Day Delights-Surveys with Tally Marks
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Groundhog Day Delights: Surveys, Graphing and Tally Marks

Unit 6: Fun with Numbers 0-20 and Beyond
Lesson 11 of 21

Objective: Students will be able to represent survey results on a graph with tally marks.

Big Idea: The students have been working with graphing and tally marks. This lesson allows them to practice these concepts while learning about Groundhog Day.

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