Early Years
Age 3-6

# Curriculum

Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviours & Problem Solving and Innovating ​

• Demonstrate an understanding of numbers, using concrete materials to explore and investigate counting, quantity, and number relationships (#15).
• 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 and the teacher begin by sitting on the floor in a circle.

# Materials

• Three types of apples (e.g. red, green, yellow) cut into pieces so that every student can try each type of apple​
• Pre-made framework of a vertical bar graph on chart paper​

# Lesson

• Ask students to name types of apples they know. ​
• Hand out the pieces of apple and have the students try it.​
• Ask each student to comment on how it tastes, smells, feels and looks.​
• Repeat the steps above until students have tried all 3 types of apples.​
• One at a time, ask students to indicate which is their favourite apple by sticking a cut out of the apple on the graph in the appropriate column.​

# Look Fors

• How do children describe each type of apple (e.g. its colour, taste, feel)?​
• How do they understand the relationship between the data and the graph?​
• What kind of observations do children make when looking at the graph? Are they talking about which one has the most, which one has the least? Are they counting?​

# Extensions

• The graph created in this lesson can be used in the lesson “Introduction to Graphing”.