Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bar Graph, Line Graph, Line Plot, and Pictorial Graphs

During the week that we taught graphs, we chose to spend each day on a different type of graph.  Below are the lessons we used for each day. 

Monday
During the whole class lesson on Monday, students filled out their notebooks along with the anchor chart. Our focus on Monday was bar graphs but we filled out the complete anchor chart.

CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.B.3 Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. For example, draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph might represent 5 pets.

Students were given an All About Me Quiz. Each day we focused on a different type of graph. We used the information from the quizzes to personalize the graphs for our classes on the anchor chart and for activities throughout the week. 
Tuesday
Our focus was on creating and interpreting line plots. Students used the SmartBoard at the teacher station to create line plots for different items on the All About Me Quiz. We then asked students different questions about the line plots and they answered on their white boards. At the independent station students played a game called Roll the Dice Line Plot. Students rolled a dice 20 times and recorded their results on a line plot. 

Smartboard notebook used to graph class data

Wednesday
The objective was pictorial graphs for Wednesday. Students created graphs on the SmartBoard and played Roll the Dice Pictorial Graph. 

Thursday
The goal for Thursday was line graphs. 

Friday
We reviewed all the different types of graphs by looking at the class graphs we created on the SmartBoard. The played Roll the Dice at the game station and reviewed bar graphs.  
Smartboard notebook used to graph class data







Students also completed an Explain Your Answer worksheet at the independent station.







24 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing what you did - it looks like an awesome lesson. I particularly like the "Explain Your Answer" activity and how you incorporated the language of graphs.
    Belinda

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    1. Belinda,

      Thanks for reading! We would love to hear about your experiences.

      Tabitha

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  2. This is an awesome resource. I can use so much of this in my teaching. Is there any way to print the pages you post?

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    1. Susan,

      You can send me your email address and I will send you some documents that we use.

      Thanks for reading!

      Tabitha

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  3. Tabitha,

    I also would like for you to send me some of your documents too if possible. Love your ideas and how engaging they are for students!

    christy_zander@hotmail.com

    Thank you,
    Christy

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    1. Christy,

      Thank you for reading our blog! I sent some documents to the email address you provided.

      Tabitha

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    2. Hi,
      I love your ideas and was wondering if you would send me some of your graphing documents as well. My email address is lamarche.laura@gmail.com.
      Thanks,
      Laura

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    3. Laura,

      Thank you for reading our blog! I sent you some documents that might be helpful. We would love to hear about your experiences!

      Tabitha

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  4. Hi! These documents are absolutely fantastic and perfect timing. Is there any way you can send these resources to me? I am just getting into interactive journaling and some of this would be PERFECT!!!
    kelleyfelts@cook.k12.ga.us
    Thank you so much in advance!
    Kelley

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    1. Kelley,

      Thank you for reading our blog! We love doing math workshop. I sent you an email with some helpful documents.

      Tabitha

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing! I was wondering if these documents are available anywhere or if you would be willing to share any of them. My email is kwilliams@troy30c.org. Thanks so much!!

    Kandi

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    1. Kandi,
      Thank you for reading our blog! I sent you an email with some documents you might find helpful.
      Tabitha

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  6. Tabitha,
    I love your graphing ideas. I was wanting to know if the documents that you used are available anywhere, so that I may down load them. If they aren't available anywhere are you willing to share them. My email is lfox@blackriver.k12.oh.us
    Thank you,
    Leah

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      I sent you an email with a some helpful documents.
      Tabitha

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  7. Math always solve with easy and tuff method , if the teacher is really good then i think not difficult to understand . but some time a good teacher also confused with some questions , then i think only Math Practice Websites can help. if we talk about the kids then i think then they Free Math Games Online is the best for them and want to enjoy every time . then like these ideas provide them then i think they really enjoy and want to solve and enjoy this. so i apriciate to for this wonderful . Regards to you for sharing this.

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      Thank you for reading our blog and your kind comments! Check back often for updates!
      Tabitha

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  8. Hi Tabitha,
    I just stumbled upon your blog and I really love your contents. If it is possible, could you kindly e-mail me the pdfs for your wonderful graph lesson? My email is ruiandcarla@gmail.com. Thank you so much in advance.
    Carla

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      Thank you for reading our blog! I sent you an email with some helpful documents.
      Tabitha

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  9. Your blog is excellent and inspiring! I stumbled across it add I was searching for lessons on making different kinds of graphs. would love to be able to use these ideas NEXT WEEK with my class, if possible. Can you please email me the documents you used with your class? I would greatly appreciate it. cndjo@yahoo.com

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      Thank you for reading our blog! I sent you an email with some helpful documents.
      Tabitha

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  11. I would love to have a copy of these graphs. I also teach 3rd grade. Thanks

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  12. I forgot to put my email address. Bow737@bellsouth.net

    Thanks!!!

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    1. Reita,
      Thank you for reading our blog! You can find our graphing packet at our Teachers Pay Teachers Store (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Math-Workshop-Adventures). Please let us know if you would like anything else!
      Tabitha

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