It's that time again! Mrs. Stanford is hosting the Magical Product Swap. I was paired up with Tamera from
(I just love the MathStart books. The kids love them too!)
I gave the students buckets of shells. The students worked with their math partners to decide on attributes to identify the shells. Then I modeled for the kids how we collect data.
They did a quick tally chart on their dry-erase boards to show the data for their shell buckets.
The next day, I reviewed the lesson with a SMARTboard activity. Then it was time for them to show me their learning and thinking. (This lesson was originally planned for my formal observation. But at last minute, it was cancelled.)
I found this great resource on TPT.
These were intended for math stations, but I had other plans!
The math partners were given bags of things to sort.
Once they had completed the sort, they had to create a tally chart; all by themselves.
First they drew the chart and developed a title.
Tamera's data collection pack. This project took the course of the week to complete.
The next week, we moved onto picture and bar graphs.
I began this lesson with a reading of
Again, I followed the same format for bar graphs as I did with tally charts. There was lots of practice with sorting and graphing. Most of this week, we used the SMARTboard, so I don't have any photos.
Here is my model bar graph, which was taken from the SMARTboard tally chart we created the previous lesson.
On Thursday, I got a last minute final evaluation scheduled. Which worked out perfectly, because it was time for the students to transfer their tally chart data to a bar graph.
They drew out their own graphs.
Data Collection pack.
Here are the final graphs...
For their final assessment, I used Tamera's Data pack. You can see from their answers, some need a little more practice with distinguishing when they need to name the answer or provide a number.
It was a great assessment tool.
The data collection pack was perfect for assessment. I was really able to narrow down which students needed reteaching and where based on the questions presented.
Lots of thanks to Tamera for letting me review this pack! =)
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She is reviewing my Working With Words for the ew, oo, ui, and ue pattterns.