Pencil Data Day is an engaging activity that can be used multiple times throughout the year to review a variety of math concepts. Once the teacher broadcasts to the class that it is Pencil Data Day, students are frozen with whatever pencil they have out. Students take turns coming to the Elmo to measure their pencils using a ruler. The class records each of the students measurements on the tally chart. This process continues until the class has completed collecting all the pencil data. The data collected is then used to complete any/all of the pages included in this product. This product includes 3 pages of activities that review bar graphs, tally charts, pictographs, line plots, and answering questions about data. What I love most about this activity is it can be thrown in anytime throughout the year, and is engaging and useful! The kids love how it pops up when they least expect it. This is also a wonderful activity to leave in sub plans!
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Search Terms: collecting data, sub plans, graphing, recording data