Graphs - Interpreting and Summarizing Data (3.8A, 3.8B)

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This resource is designed for third graders who need additional practice using graphs to interpret and summarize data. Students will use the data to answer one- and two-step addition and subtraction problems. (TEKS 3.8A and 3.8B and Common Core Standard 3.MD.B.3).

The Math Intervention Series was created based on a need for quick, easy prep activities that could be used with students who need additional practice in key math skills. It is designed to be used with a small group during a guided math workshop or tutoring session. Each component of this resource (small group, math center, and assessment) is designed with a specific time frame in mind – about 15 to 20 minutes per activity. This resource can be used in one day or spread across several days.

This resource includes:
★Page 3: Information about when the resource is used and teacher prep of materials (if needed)

★Pages 4-10: Small Group lesson plans, word problems, and answer key.
The word problems all involve interpreting and summarizing data presented in a bar graph, pictograph, frequency table, or dot plot. The word problems are designed to be worked through with the teacher in order to introduce and practice strategies. The small group component includes four word problems, lesson plans, and an answer key.

★ Pages 11-18: Graphing Task Cards- Includes an assignment poster to display, 12 task cards, recording sheet, and answer key. This is designed as part of a math center. Students use the data given to answer one and two part addition and subtraction questions. Note: The task cards are open-ended, not multiple choice. Open-ended questions require students to work through each problem and also take out the possibility of guessing the correct answer. *Includes a teacher reference answer key with images of each task card and an explanation of the correct answer.

★ Pages 19-20 Quick-check/Assessment: This one page assessment includes 8 questions. Students use the information in the frequency tables to create a bar graph and pictograph and answer the questions about the graph.

Note: I referenced these TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) when creating this resource:
--3.8(A) summarize a data set with multiple categories using a frequency table, dot plot, pictograph, or bar graph with scaled intervals (Readiness Standard)
--3.8(B) solve one- and two-step problems using categorical data represented with a frequency table, dot plot, pictograph, or bar graph with scaled intervals (Supporting Standard)

This resource also can be used to review the following Common Core Standard:
--CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.MD.B.3Draw 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.

This resource prints well in black and white or color.

I encourage you to check the preview to see more of what is included! Thank you!

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Other resources in the 3rd grade Math Intervention Series:

Perimeter of Polygons with Missing Lengths (3.7B)
Area of Composite Figures (3.6D)
Multiplication and Division
Multiplication and Division within 100
Patterns in Tables {Multiplication and Division}
Place Value
Place Value to 100,000 {Compose and Decompose Numbers
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Graphs - Interpreting and Summarizing Data (3.8A, 3.8B)
Graphs - Interpreting and Summarizing Data (3.8A, 3.8B)
Graphs - Interpreting and Summarizing Data (3.8A, 3.8B)
Graphs - Interpreting and Summarizing Data (3.8A, 3.8B)