Reflection: High Expectations Graphing our Favorite Ice Cream - Section 4: Close


It is important here that I pause to address reasonable choices within math. Many students created scales before really considering their data set, and then realized how difficult it was to use their pictures to represent what they had.

Many had to go back and revise more than one time, until they were able to clearly clearly their data (full or half versions of their pictorial representation). Some students even created a picture to represent 1 number, another picture to represent another number etc.

This wouldn't happen if I tell students how to create their scales but, then they wouldn't really understand scale in pictographs. It was important that I allow students to problem solve throughout their work instead of giving them the model. This is how we learn with understanding, rather than procedural knowledge.

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Graphing our Favorite Ice Cream

Unit 15: Surveys and Graphing
Lesson 1 of 4

Objective: SWBAT collect data and represent that data in a pictograph .

Big Idea: Students can collect and represent data with a unique scale.

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