## Reflection: Complex Tasks Read a Bar Graph - Section 3: Independent Practice

When teaching this lesson, I found that perhaps the most difficult concept was to get the students to understand how to compare two quantities in the graph.  I found that giving those struggling students connecting cubes and having them build a model helped them to visualize comparing two items.  They were then able to line up the two connecting cube trains and could easily determine how many more or less of an item.

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Unit 4: Charts and Graphs
Lesson 3 of 9

## Big Idea: In this lesson, students will be introduced to bar graphs and the importance of labeling the parts of the graph.

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### Lisa Murdock

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