This guide was designed to help teachers use a digital manipulative create a bar graph. The guide shares a weblink to a free digital manipulative, instructions for using the manipulative, suggested uses, example questions and example data sets in the form of tally charts and pie charts. Students are asked to create a bar graph and then answer questions about that graph.
Common Core Standards Addressed:
CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.D.10 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 problems1 using information presented in a bar graph.
CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.B.3 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.
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