This activity helps teach/review basic graphing skills: tally marks, bar graphs, pictographs, line plots and answering questions based on data. I usually use Skittles (because they don't melt) or M&Ms, but any candies of different colors will do!
The end product is colorful and substantive. I glued their graph page next to "answering questions based on data page" on 12x18 in. construction paper. It looks great hanging on the wall for Open House, Back-to-School Night, or anytime, really!
Students sort candies by color and:
- Create a tally chart
- Create a pictograph
- Create a bar graph
- Create a line plot
- Answer questions related to their data
- Create a question using their data
This download includes:
- Teacher directions
- Four versions of data collection display to choose from (see details in the preview)
- Each version has an option with all labels filled in (titles, x-axis, y-axis, scale) and another option where students fill in all labels
- One student page for using data to answer/create questionsOne bonus student page to create question cards to share with others for extra practice
- An editable file, so you can make adjustments, if you like!
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