Lesson Plan

Graphing Colored Counters

In this lesson, your students will use the background knowledge that they have about counting and sorting to graph data. They will practice answering questions about the graph!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use data gathered to complete a graph. Students will be able to use the data from a graph to answer questions.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Graphing Template
  • Tell your students that today they will use what they have learned about counting, adding, subtracting, and graphing to create their own graphs.
  • Review these concepts with your students.

Beginning

  • Create graphs with two or three categories to survey the class during your morning routine. Ask questions such as "What type of lunch will you have?" (home/school) or "How do you get the school?" (walk/car/bike/bus)
  • Create an anchor chart for reference. Include addition, subtraction and graph with a student-friendly definition and example of each.

Intermediate

  • Instruct students to share the meaning of addition and subtraction in their own words in a partner.