September 7, 2011

This unit focuses on gathering, organizing and displaying data. The unit also addresses creating line graphs, circle graphs, bar graphs and pictographs with emphasis on labeling each graph correctly. In addition, this unit will develop and enhance mathematic arguments and proofs in regards to analyzing graphs. This unit also teaches probability skills and concepts. Prediction, testing probabilities and finding outcomes are developed through game play and instructor modeling of lessons.

- Mathematics > General

- Grade 3
- Grade 4
- Grade 5

Solve problems by organizing and displaying data in charts, tables, and graphs.

Construct and interpret line plot graphs, pictographs, Venn diagrams, and bar graphs using scale increments of 1, 2, 5, and 10.

Construct and interpret line graphs, line plot graphs, pictographs, Venn diagrams, and bar graphs.

Investigate the features and tendencies of graphs.

Compare different graphical representations for a given set of data.

Identify missing information and duplications in data.

Determine and justify the range, mode, and median of a set of data.

Analyze data presented in a graph.

Compare and contrast multiple graphic representations (circle graphs, line graphs, line plot graphs, pictographs, Venn diagrams, and bar graphs) for a single set of data and discuss the advantages/disadvantages of each.

Determine and justify the mean, range, mode, and median of a set of data.

Students will collect, organize, and display data using the most appropriate graph.

Design investigations to address a question from given data

Collect data using observations, surveys, and experiments and record appropriately

Represent data using tables, bar graphs, and pictographs

Read and interpret line graphs

Develop and make predictions that are based on data

Formulate conclusions and make predictions from graphs