Graphing with Colors

Grade 3 / Math / Data
CCSS: Math.2.MD.D.10

Common Core State Standards




Grade 2


Measurement & Data


Represent and interpret data


Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems (see Glossary, Table 1) using information presented in a bar graph.

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Lesson Objective
Find colored squares around the room and then create a bar graph
5 min
Questions to Consider
How does hiding the transparency squares around the room affect the lesson?
In what ways does working in groups provide scaffolding for making the tally chart and graph?
How do students relate this activity to other subjects?
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