Learning Activity: Pie Chart
of Weekend Activity Level
·A Weekend Activity Book for each student
·Pie Chart worksheet
·Red, black, green and blue crayons or markers
each student look through the Weekend Activity Book that they created in
the students place each of the activities described in their Weekend Activity
Books in one of the four categories: Screen Time, Active Time, School Time and
Down Time.Some of their activities may
not fit neatly into one category, but have them choose the most appropriate
category for each activity. The categories are listed below.
Time: time spent playing video games, watching TV and using a computer.
Time: time spent actively playing, exercising, walking, doing household
chores, etc. High-energy activities fit in this category.
Time: time spent in classes or doing homework or reading for school or
Time: time spent relaxing, talking with family or friends, doing art,
etc. Low-energy activities fit in this category.
fractions are under the pie chart on their worksheet. These fractions show the
fraction of the weekend spent doing each of the four categories listed above.
Have the students write down the number of activities in each category, to
complete the fractions.
have the students color in the pie chart above according to their fractions’
colors. The slices depicting active time should be colored red.Screen time should be colored in black.
Color school time green and downtime blue.For example if
2/6 of their weekend was spent on Active
Time, then two of the slices on the pie chart should be colored in red.
with students the composition of the pie chart.Explain to students that if the pie chart is mostly one color it means
that all of the activities you wrote about were in the same category.In contrast, if your pie chart is many
different colors, it means that you did something from all, or many, of the
categories. Ask students to identify the color that is not necessary to include
on the pie chart.Inform students that
the pie chart does not need to include black because it represents Screen Time; however, Active Time, School Time and Down Time are all things you need every day to be healthy. Screen Time does not add to your health. It is OK to have some Screen Time, but it is more important to
do things from the other categories.