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# 2nd & 3rd Grade Data and Graphing Math Project | Valentine's Day Themed

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2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
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#### What educators are saying

Core Inspiration resources never disappoint. My students love these projects-they ask for one almost every week.
My students loved this and had lots of fun with graphing! It was great for grade 2. I modified it a bit as I teach in Spanish and to simplify some things for them.
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### Description

This Valentine's Day-themed math project introduces your students to four methods for displaying data:

• Frequency Tables
• Bar Graphs
• Pictographs
• Line Plots

Your students will record observations about each method for displaying data and compare/contrast methods for collecting data. Students will then use this knowledge to solve a problem for Val’s Heart Factory.

Love this project idea, but planning to teach graphing at a different time of year? Sal's Sweet Factory will be a perfect fit for your classroom.

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APPLY GRAPHING SKILLS TO THE REAL WORLD DURING THIS PROJECT:

Val's Heart factory is having some trouble with its production line...the number of hearts being added to each of their boxes/bags of hearts is unequal.

Students will work through the following steps to help the factory solve their problem.

1. Gather a sample from the factory (a box/bag of paper, foam, or candy hearts provided by you for the print version or the included digital sample for the Google Classroom version).
2. Record the number of each color heart from their sample on a frequency table.
3. Display their data in multiple ways using a pictograph, bar graph, and line plot.
4. Analyze their data by answering questions that require them to refer to the various tables and graphs they’ve created. Each question is increasingly more challenging to build students’ data analysis skills.
5. Propose a solution for Val’s Heart Factory.
6. Complete a self-assessment using a four-point rubric.

A print and Google Slides digital version of this resource are both included with your purchase.

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WHY TEACHERS LOVE THIS DATA & GRAPHING PROJECT:

♥ “This was an absolutely wonderful resource. It made teaching graphs soo easy!” - Anita G.

♥ “Great way to explore graphing in an engaging way around Valentine's Day!” - Carolyn G.

♥ “Amazing product. The part I liked very much was how independent my second graders were able to be when using it. This was used as part of one of our favorite math lessons for this year so far. Thank you!” - Jennifer S.

♥ “I love all of Laura's products. She is truly ahead of the curve and is inspiring me to rethink the way that I teach, from math to language, to science! Really happy with the quality and applicability of her products.” - Leigh Ann A.

♥ “My students very much enjoyed this project! We were able to dive deeper into graphing. My higher level thinkers were super interested in creating the graphs.” - Christa C.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED (PRINT VERSION):

Teacher Guide - A 9-page guide to save you time and make prep quick and easy. This guide includes:

• Suggestions for scheduling and implementing this simulation.
• Quick prep checklists with tips from using this project in my own classroom.
• Ideas for wrapping up the simulation to boost reflection and closure.

Student Guide - An 11-page guide with detailed instructions and visuals to help your students complete each step of this simulation successfully. The format of this guide makes differentiation easy. Use it as a supplement to your verbal instructions as you provide scaffolding, or let your more advanced students work through each step of the project independently.

Data & Graphing Mini Posters - Twelve mini posters that guide students in learning about frequency tables, bar graphs, pictographs, and line plots. Three mini posters for each method of data collection are included to provide scaffolding for students as they learn about graphs and charts.

Data Templates - Your students will gather their own data during this simulation, and display it on a frequency table, bar graph, pictograph, and line plot. One blank template for each method for displaying data is included.

My Data Smarts Journal - This 18-page journal includes a summarized version of the instructions provided in the detailed Student Guide, along with pages where students record their observations about each chart/graph during the first session of the simulation. There are also pages where students answer rigorous multi-step word problems related to the data they’ve collected during the simulation.

Rubric - Using this 4-point rubric, students can self-assess during the course of the simulation. This rubric can also be used by you to provide a final score at the end of the simulation, making this a perfect alternative assessment for your data analysis & graphing unit.

Scored Samples - Scored samples for each portion of the simulation are also included in case you want to provide your students with a visual representation of what each level of understanding looks like.

Example Project - Completed examples of the Data Smarts Journal, frequency table, bar graph, pictograph, and line plot are also included. This example can be used as a reference for you the first time you work through this simulation with your students, or as a tool for scaffolding and differentiating for your students.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED (DIGITAL VERSION):

Teacher Guide - A 5-page guide to save you time and make prep quick and easy. This guide includes:

• Suggestions for scheduling and implementing this simulation.
• Detailed steps for adding this project as an assignment to Google Classroom.
• Ideas for wrapping up the simulation to boost reflection and closure.

Google Slides Digital Student Guide - An 29-page guide with detailed instructions and visuals to help your students complete each step of this simulation successfully. The format of this guide makes differentiation easy. Use it as a supplement to your verbal instructions as you provide scaffolding, or let your more advanced students work through each step of the project independently.

Digital Lesson Slides - 4 detailed slides featuring different methods for collecting and displaying data. You will use these slides to teach your students about frequency tables, pictographs, bar graphs, and line plots while they take notes on each data collection method.

Digital Example Project - Completed examples of the entire digital project. This can be used as a reference for you the first time you work through this simulation with your students, or as a tool for scaffolding and differentiating for your students.

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THE FORMAT OF THIS PROJECT

Every step of the Val’s Heart Factory experience is outlined in a project guide that includes clear visuals and step-by-step instructions. Rubrics and reflection prompts will encourage your students to reach their learning goals.

The format of this project gives students the opportunity to exercise the standards for mathematical practice, share their creativity, and display understanding in unique and engaging ways.

The format of this math simulation guide makes it an ideal resource for:

★ At your seat & hands-on enrichment during math workshop or guided math

★ Math center work

★ Digital learning (a Google Slides version of the entire project is included)

★ Parent volunteer or teacher’s aide enrichment station

★ A focal point for a data & graphing room transformation

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Total Pages
130 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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### Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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 using information presented in a bar graph.
Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. For example, draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph might represent 5 pets.