1st Grade Graphing | Picture Graphs, Bar Graphs & Tally Charts

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1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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Primary Graphing is Real Life Graphing! The Data is given to the students. Their job is to make sense of it by tallying, making a pictograph using a smiley face, or coloring in boxes to create a bar graph. Then, students answer 7 questions about the graph.

I chose 7 fun topics for 1st and 2nd Graders to Graph.

The first graph is FOOD. It is done in a whole group setting.

Students will vote for their favorite food:





After the data has been collected, the class records it on one of 3 recording sheets chosen by the teacher.




Then the class will total up the data and answer a set of questions about the graph.

Next, to continue practice graphing, you will select other fun topics for your students to graph in a math station or with your small group.

Here are the other topics:

• FAVORITE PUPPY~ Basset Hound, Bull Dog, Chihuahua, Poodle

• FAVORITE SPORT~ Football, Baseball, Soccer, Hockey

• FAVORITE CANDY~ Sour Ball, Chocolate, Lollipop, Cotton Candy

• PLAYGROUND FUN~ Monkey Bars, Swings, Slide, See Saw

• ZOO ANIMAL~ Elephant, Monkey, Alligator, Zebra

• DINOSAUR~ Triceratops, Brontosaurus, Pterodactyl, Stegosaurus

• Each set has 36 filled ballot cards (and a blank card so they can vote if you choose) that students will record data onto a data sheet selected by the teacher. Each card has a back. To use the back of the card, you will need to print the data cards double- sided. The backs are completely optional.

• They will place the deck of data cards in the middle and they will sit in a circle. (2 to 4 Students)

• Students take turns drawing a card and everyone adds the data to their recording sheet.

• Once all of the cards have been recorded, students work together to write the totals and answer each of the 7 questions.

• Together, students will total their data and answer the questions on the sheet.

My students could not get enough of this. I know your students will love it, too!

Have FUN!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.


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