Measurement and Data

Represent and interpret data.

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This Flash applet allows students to create a variety of graphs: line graph, pie chart, bar graph, area graph and x-y plot. Each type provides a variety of layout and design options. Users enter data and labels and choose data parameters. Completed graphs may be printed, saved, and/or emailed. The accompanying tutorial provides general information about graphs and explains how to use the applet. | Activity, Interactive Media, Tutorial Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+ | |

This Bridges in Mathematics Supplement is designed to scaffold students learning from pictographs, to bar graphs, and finally dot plots (line plots). In each of the initial three activities the class gathers data and then works with partners to display the data in one form and then individually to display it in another form. The students then work together to compare representations and analyze the data. Two individual worksheets follow that enable students to demonstrate their own understanding of these three forms of representation and their analysis. Activity and independent worksheets are included in pdf format. | Activity, Lesson Plans Grade Level: 2, 3, 4, 5 | |

Students use this interactive tool to explore the connections between data sets and their representations in charts and graphs. Enter data in a table (1 to 6 columns, unlimited rows), and preview or print bar graphs, line graphs, pie charts, and pictographs. Students can select which set(s) of data to display in each graph, and compare the effects of different representations of the same data. Instructions and exploration questions are provided using the expandable "+" signs above the tool. | Activity, Interactive Media, Graph Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+ | |

This narrative document describes the progression of Categorical and Measurement Data across the K-5 grade band. It is informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics. The document discusses the most important goals for data collection, display, and analysis; beginning with categorical data in grades k-2 and progressing to measurement data in grades 2-5. | Reference Materials, Article Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 | |

In this 7- lesson unit students use tallies, pictographs, bar graphs, line plots, circle graphs, box-and-whisker plots, and glyphs to collect and display data about healthy eating. The unit includes lessons in which two sets of data are being compared and data sets are being analyzed for measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode). Learning objectives, materials, student questions, extensions, teacher reflections, and links to create graphs virtually are included. | Unit of Instruction Grade Level: 3, 4, 5 | |

This unit plan, based on students' preferences within snack choices, provides students with an opportunity to collect, display, and analyze data on a bar graph. The unit contains three lesson plans and a summative assessment. Each lesson builds upon the knowledge gained in the previous lesson and offers opportunities for reteaching, extension, and repetition of concepts. The unit plan contains seven teacher resources pages and six student resource pages. | Assessment, Lesson Plans, Unit of Instruction, Graph Grade Level: 2, 3, 4 | |

In this three lesson series, students create bar graphs, discuss probability in order to make predictions, and create and analyze line plots for mean, median, range, and mode. All three lesson plans build upon one another and are based on the story "Probably Pistachio" by Stuart J. Murphy. This series includes three lesson plans, sixteen student resource sheets, and eleven teacher resource sheets. | Assessment, Lesson Plans, Unit of Instruction, Graph Grade Level: 3, 4, 5 | |

In this recycling activity students conduct a poll and display data showing which type of material the survey population feels is the best for shopping bags. Students share their results in a data display of their choice and then use the data to draw conclusions and create a recycling plan. The activity includes the student worksheet, extension suggestions, and related resources. | Activity, Lesson Plans Grade Level: 3, 4, 5 | |

In this lesson activity students create visual representations for the data presented in the book, "If the World Were a Village" by David J Smith and Shelagh Armstrong. Students are challenged to create different representations and reason why one representation may be better than another. Suggested representations are pictographs, bar graphs, and tables. The activity includes the problem, teacher notes, hints, and solution suggestions. | Activity, Lesson Plans Grade Level: 1, 2, 3 | |

This document provides descriptions and examples of what each Mathematics Common Core standard means a Grade Three student will know, understand and be able to do. This "unpacking" of the standards provides instructional guidelines and was developed to assist North Carolina educators teach the Mathematics Common Core (Standard Course of Study). | Reference Materials Grade Level: 3 |