Lesson Plan

Shoe, Graph, Shoe!

Ready to move your feet? Get your students moving with a graphing activity that will knock their socks off! Using a bit of “sole” searching, your students will collect, graph, and interpret data on shoes.
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Learning Objectives

Students will organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories. Students will ask and answer questions about the total number of data points and how many are in each category. Students will identify how many more and less are in one category.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
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  • Bringing students together at their reading or gathering place, introduce the book Pete the Cat.
  • Take a quick survey, or questionnaire, on who has heard or read the book, and write the results using a t-chart and tally marks on the whiteboard.
  • Review tally marks with students and explain how the data was collected. Share results with the class.
  • Next, read aloud Pete the Cat to students.