# Sorting Apples

## Curriculum Goal

#### Kindergarten: Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviour

• 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
• Paper apple cut outs (Appendix A)

## 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?

## Related Lessons

Uses the same graph from this lesson to review the components of a graph and chart data together as a class.

Students explore the components of a graph and practice interpreting the data presented on a graph.