Food Math | Nutrition with Graphs and Tally Marks

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PreK - 1st
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Use this set of nine graphs, tally charts, and surveys to collect and analyze data about food with your class. Your students will practice record data on class graphs which can then be displayed or assembled as a class book . These graphing activities are also a great way to add some math to your nutrition studies.

Here's what's included!

* A teaching / reference chart to familiarize your students with graphing terms

* Seven bar graphs to complete together, including tally charts and/or data analysis questions.

* Two "Would You Rather...?" surveys about food. Your students will love to poll their classmates or families and then share and combine their data.

* A cover for your class book

Your students will practice respond to questions about favorite hamburger toppings, forms of ice cream, summer drink choices, pizza toppings, vegetables, dairy products, breakfast preferences, and picnic foods.

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

* Use as a supplement during a math unit on data collection.

* Complete a graph and discuss it together at the beginning of a science or health lesson about nutrition.

* Complete a graph daily at the beginning of the school year as part of your class community building activities. The completed graphs make a great display for Parent Night!

* Assemble your completed graphs into a class book for your classroom library.


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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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