An AskERIC Lesson Plan
AUTHOR: Gary Malsam; Sherman, CO
GRADE LEVEL/SUBJECT: Appropriate for grades 3 - 6.
OVERVIEW:
Whereas graphs are used extensively in our everyday lives, many students are unaware of the multiple uses of graphs.
PURPOSE:
Through this lesson the students will receive a review on graphs. This lesson also involves problem solving and will require the student to use his/her processing skills. The lesson will also demonstrate to the student how useful graphs are, and that graphs can summarize. < bb0 P> OBJECTIVE(s):
Students will be able to:
1. Define the following terms: a. bar graph b. line graph c. picture graph d. pie graph e. vertical axis f. horizontal axis 2. Interpret data and make a graph from given data.
RESOURCES/MATERIALS:
One sheet of poster board (18x24) with an X and Y axis; strips of different color construction paper 2"x 12"; scissors for each group.
ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES:
TYING IT ALL TOGETHER:
Ask each group to give you their count of how many eyelets there are in their own group. Total these figures to come up with the actual sum of eyelets in the classroom. Ask the groups what methods they used to come with their predictions, which method seemed to work the best.
May 1994These lesson plans are the result of the work of the teachers who have attended the Columbia Education Center's Summer Workshop. CEC is a consortium of teacher from 14 western states dedicated to improving the quality of education in the rural, western, United States, and particularly the quality of math and science Education. CEC uses Big Sky Telegraph as the hub of their telecommunications network that allows the participating teachers to stay in contact with their trainers and peers that they have met at the Workshops.
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