I absolutely love teaching data! There are so many fun, engaging activities out there and the kiddos really enjoy it!
Elementary-aged kids always want to know the most random facts about people so I wanted to give them the opportunity to survey their classmates. It worked out so well that I ended up using it as a summative assessment! I asked each student to come up with a question and three possible answers to that question. Some examples of the questions they came up with:
What is your favorite type of word? Noun, adjective, verb.
Who is your favorite singer?
What is your favorite restaurant?
What is your favorite special (related art)?
If you could turn into an animal what would it be?
The students then walked around the classroom and filled out a tally chart based on the data collected from their classmates. They then used the data from the tally chart to create a picture graph, bar graph, and answer questions about their data. Students then glued their graphs and questions onto a large piece of construction paper and I used it as their summative assessment! It also made a nice hallway display!
This product includes full-sized picture graph, bar graph, and tally chart templates. It also includes half-sized templates of each graph and questions to answer about the data collected.