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Bar Graph Investigations

In this lesson plan students conduct a survey of ten students, collect data in a tally chart, and then display and analyze the results in a bar graph. In the analysis students must compare numbers, add, and subtract using the data in the bar graph to generate questions as well as answer them. The lesson plan includes a graph template, a link to an interactive graphing tool, extension questions, and a fact family sheet to show the related facts from their graph analysis.
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Contributed by: Grace M. Burton - Author, Illuminations - Publisher
Math TopicNumber Sense, Basic Operations, Number Concepts, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Data and Statistics
Grade LevelK, 1, 2
Resource TypeActivity, Lesson Plans

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorGrace M. Burton - Author, Illuminations - Publisher
    • Publication Date2008
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2013, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
      http://illuminations.nctm.org/Content.aspx?id=5092
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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