Lesson Plan

Math + Love = Valentine's Day Bar Graph

What's more romantic than a bar graph on Valentine's Day? In this Valentine's Day lesson plan, students will use information from a data set to create their own tally charts and bar graphs and then analyze these graphs to answer questions.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify the features of a bar graph and draw a bar graph to represent a data set.


(5 minutes)
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  • Share with students that people across the world will be celebrating Valentine's Day this month, and one of the biggest Valentine's Day traditions is to give cards to people you care about.
  • Explain to students that today they will learn about Mr. Mason's second graders who celebrated Valentine's Day in class by exchanging cards with one another.
  • Tell students that we have information about the types of Valentine's Day cards that Mr. Mason's students exchanged, and we are going to use this information to create graphs and answer some questions.

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second grade
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