Graphs on Paper

Early Years (Age 3 – 6)

Curriculum Goal

Kindergarten: Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviour

  • Collect, organize, display, and interpret data to solve problems and to communicate information, and explore the concept of probability in everyday contexts (#19).

Context

  • Students begin by sitting on the carpet in a circle. Students will move to tables to work on their graph package.

Materials

  • Graph package (Appendix)
  • Pencils and erasers

Lesson

  • Students will be filling out graphs.
  • Go through and explain each graph (Appendix). Remind students of the different components of a graph and how it should be filled out.
  • It is important to emphasize that, for clarity, students must only fill in one box per unit so that it does not confuse the reader. For example: if there are two eggs in the bird’s nest, students should shade in precisely two boxes.
  • When students finish filling in the graphs, they can practice reading the graphs with a partner or add in the numbers along the side of the graph.

Look Fors

  • Can children represent the information on to a graph?
  • Are children able to read their graph and interpret the information on another students’ graph?

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