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Amazing Attributes

In this 5-lesson unit primary students identify attributes of buttons and other objects in their classrooms. Throughout the unit students learn to collect data about objects, display the data (Venn diagrams, pictographs, and bar graphs), and analyze the data to determine what this tells us about buttons and/or other objects. Each of the five lesson plans includes necessary student/class worksheets, questions for students, extension ideas, and assessment ideas. Lessons 2 and 3 reference stories that are an important part of the skill development: "The Button Box" by Margarette Reid and "The Elves and the Shoemaker" story.
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Contributed by: Grace M. Burton and Carol Midgett - Author, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) - Publisher
Math TopicLogic, Number Sense, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Data and Statistics
Grade LevelK, 1, 2
Resource TypeLesson Plans, Unit of Instruction

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary ConnectionLanguage Arts
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorGrace M. Burton and Carol Midgett - Author, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) - Publisher
    • Publication Date2008
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2000-2012 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
      http://illuminations.nctm.org/termsofuse.aspx
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 4
      Focusing young minds
      By Uncle Bob on 09/18/2013 - 10:39
    • These lessons require observation and attention to detail in sorting and displaying the attributes of buttons.