This birthday graph is a must for the beginning of the school year. It will allow you to touch on a couple of math skills all at the same time: months of year, tally marks, writing numbers, using and reading a bar graph.
I do this activity whole class first so that we can create a big birthday graph to hang on the wall. I use this graph all year as a reference. They students can then work on the worksheet either individually or whole group depending upon their level. You can decide if you want them to record their results using tally marks or numbers. They they need to graph the class results in the table at the bottom of the worksheet.
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