Graphic Organizer/Worksheet, Lesson Plan, Unit


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

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5


Data Analysis & Probability



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MA.3.M3D1.a: Mathematics

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

MA.3.M3D1.b: Mathematics

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

MA.4.M4D1.a: Mathematics

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

MA.4.M4D1.b: Mathematics

Investigate the features and tendencies of graphs.

MA.4.M4D1.c: Mathematics

Compare different graphical representations for a given set of data.

MA.4.M4D1.d: Mathematics

Identify missing information and duplications in data.

MA.4.M4D1.e: Mathematics

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

MA.5.M5D1.a: Mathematics

Analyze data presented in a graph.

MA.5.M5D1.b: Mathematics

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.

MA.5.M5D1.c: Mathematics

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

MA.5.M5D2: Mathematics

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

MA.4.4.S.1: Mathematics

Design investigations to address a question from given data

MA.4.4.S.2: Mathematics

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

MA.4.4.S.3: Mathematics

Represent data using tables, bar graphs, and pictographs

MA.4.4.S.4: Mathematics

Read and interpret line graphs

MA.4.4.S.5: Mathematics

Develop and make predictions that are based on data

MA.4.4.S.6: Mathematics

Formulate conclusions and make predictions from graphs
Curriki Rating
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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2011-11-01.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 2
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This lesson sets up an elaborate scheme to have students calculate areas of geometric figures. The exercise is not an integral whole but fragmented. All the individual exercises are worthwhile, though.

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