Build Classroom Community with Bar Graphs and Tally Marks

Grade Levels
K - 2nd, Homeschool
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25 printable pages + 23 digital pages
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This collection of 23 ready-to-use bar graphs and tally charts will give your students lots of practice collecting and recording data about themselves and the other students in their class. It's such a fun back to school activity to build classroom community while practicing math skills!

Spend a few minutes of your math time each day with these easy prep activities and you'll have the makings of a great bulletin board display! When the display is taken down, assemble the pages into a book for your classroom library, using the included cover.

The resource also includes a teaching and reference page to help your students identify the parts of a graph.

How can you use this set of graphs and tallies with your class?

As a back to school activity, complete a few graphs each day as part of your
circle time or morning meeting, leaving time to talk about the results get a strong
and early start on building classroom community.
➯ Use as a supplement during a math unit on data collection.

➯ Complete a graph and discuss it together as part of your calendar time once a

➯ Use your completed graphs to make a high-interest display for Parent Night!

➯ Assemble your completed graphs into a class book for your classroom library. A
cover for your book is included in the download.

This activity includes a ready-to-use digital version using TpT’s Easel digital tool. You can access the Easel version via your purchases page or here on the product listing page. Adaptations for using the graphs include directions for using the pen tool and shapes to complete the graphs. You can also display the graph page on your interactive screen and your students can complete their own graphs along with you!


If you're looking for more ways to integrate tallying, graphing, and data analysis into your teaching, you'll love this set of 44 tallying, graphing, and writing activities about about plants, animals, landforms, bodies of water, magnets, rocks, weather and seasons, and space. Click here to see it!


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25 printable pages + 23 digital pages
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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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