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).
- Students begin by sitting on the carpet in a circle. Students will move to tables to work on their graph package.
- Graph package (Appendix A – download)
- Pencils and erasers
- Students will be filling out graphs.
- Go through and explain each graph (Appendix A). 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.
- Can children represent the information onto a graph?
- Are children able to read their graph and interpret the information on another students’ graph?