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Building Brilliant Bar Graphs

In this series of three lesson plans, students create bar graphs, double bar graphs, and determine appropriate intervals for scale. Each lesson incorporates teacher modeling, student practice (students have an opportunity to label and create the scale for their own graphs), assessment (including rubrics), and reteaching or extension options.
Contributed by: Briana Bower - Author, Mary Miller - Author, National Security Agency - Publisher
Math TopicMeasurement, Number Sense, Number Concepts, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Data and Statistics
Grade Level2, 3
Resource TypeAssessment, Lesson Plans, Unit of Instruction

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorBriana Bower - Author, Mary Miller - Author, National Security Agency - Publisher
    • Publication Date2005
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2009 National Security Agency
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 5
      These NSA lessons are great!
      By bethb on 07/16/2012 - 11:02
    • I love this lesson plans. They incorporate all steps of the lesson, great resources, and great connections. This lesson is good because it gets students interested and excited about bar graphs, there is some taste testing involved so you may want to check for dietary problems before deciding on materials to use.