These winter glyphs are great fun - and standards-based, too! Get your kids in the holiday spirit during your math block with these easy snowpeople glyphs.
In this activity, students from grades K - 6 create glyphs that represent personal data having to do with winter and snow. This is a fun, artistic math activity that practices data collection, scissoring skills, art and analyzing data. This activity is a perfect just-before-winter-break activity or it can be done just after.
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Usually, I make a glyph right along with my students so I can give them scissoring tips, model how to add artistic flair to hats and scarves while still sticking to the instructions for the glyph.
After all snow people are posted on my bulletin board, I give the students questions to answer about the collective data. I also post the purpose of the activity on my bulletin board so visitors can see the standards we are working on. They can also participate by answering some data questions!
All grades are asked to represent and interpret data. Given that a glyph represents data collected on individuals, this can easily be interpreted by holders of the glyph key.
Students can easily ask and answer questions about the data simply by looking at the glyphs and counting data sets.
Common Core Standards
1.MD.4 Organize, represent and interpret data…
2.MD.10 Draw a picture graph (glyph) to represent data…
3.MD.3 Solve one and two step problems presented in graphs…
4.MD Represent and interpret data
5.MD Represent and interpret data
6.MD Represent and interpret data
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~ Betsy Weigle