# Graphs and Data Posters for 5th Grade

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This is a set of colorful, child-friendly, posters that you can put on your Math bulletin board or Word Wall. These posters are designed to fit the NGSSS curriculum, but will align with many Common Core standards. This set is designed to align with the series Go Math! for 5th grade, the division unit.

Personally, I keep these up for the entire unit. I start by putting the posters up several days before we start the unit. This gives students a chance to preview the content. They know to expect that I'll ask questions regarding the posters on the first day of the unit. They often refer to these (and are encouraged to do) regularly during math lessons.

The "Chapter 5" page in the PDF corresponds with Go Math. However, I added two pages at the end. One page states the learning goal as "Analyzing Graphs and Data". The last page just says "Learning Goal" and leaves space for you to write in your own.

Posters inform on:

- types of graphs: double bar, line, venn diagrams
- continuous versus discrete data
- parts of a graph: TLC (title, labels, create a scale)
- types of venn diagrams
- ordered pairs ("you learn to crawl before you walk")
- midpoint
- describing relationships

In case you are curious about the types of venn diagrams mentioned in my posters, here is an explanation. In my class, we talk about venn diagrams in rather unique ways. There is the 'Mickey Mouse' and the 'Caterpillar'. We discuss that if a word problem gives you a LOT of numbers and mentions that x-amount of people are involved in "ALL" three categories, you make a "Mickey Mouse", as described on the posters. Reason being: this diagram looks very much like our mousey friend. =) This allows you to place a number in the part of the diagram that overlaps all three categories.

On the other hand, when a word problem only uses the word "BOTH", you draw a caterpillar, allowing you to place a number in the part of the diagram that overlaps the two categories. Seems silly, but it does wonders for their understanding of which to use. They learned to circle the key words in the word problems, and immediately set up their work to reflect the appropriate diagram.

Feel free to use the pages you see fit. One size may not fit all. =)
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