Graphs on Paper

Curriculum – Data Management and Probability 

For students to sort, classify, and display a variety of concrete objects, collect data, begin to read and describe displays of data, and begin to explore the concept of probability in everyday contexts.


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



  • Explain to students that they are going to 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 graphs.

For next lesson see: “Smarties graph

Based on JICS Kindergarten Teacher Carol Stephenson’s Mathematics Lesson