Friday, May 23, 2014

Resources for Graphing and Tallying

How do you teach you K-2 students data collection? Does your math curriculum lump all of the activities for graphing and tallying into one unit, or do you graph whenever you have the opportunity throughout the year?

When I was in the classroom, I loved to graph with my kids! We recorded data so often and in so many ways ... tally marks, horizontal and vertical bar graphs, pictographs, surveys, etc., about everything from this week's weather to favorite books we'd read.  When the actual graphing unit in our math series popped up, they were already experts!

Graphs are also a wonderful way to help your students get to know each other at the beginning of the school year, or throughout the year when new students enter your class. Here's a set that's a perfect fit to use that way. 23 different graphing and tallying activities!


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Are you looking for some graphs as we head into the last days of the school year? Maybe you'll be teaching summer school this year and you're looking for some fun math ideas. Well, here you go!

Summer data collection about everything from playgrounds to pools to popsicles! See it here!

Here's another data collection set that would be a good choice to use with a nutrition unit... or any time!

If you've already purchased this set, be sure to go back to download the update free.  In addition to six graphs and a cover to assemble them as a class book, this resource now also includes two "Would You Rather...?" survey pages for your students to use independently. Kids love to poll their classmates! These surveys would be a great math center choice - just put on a clipboard and go!

Here's a sample graph from the set. It's free when you download the preview - click here!

If you're looking for ways to mix more graphing and tallying into your science teaching, try this set! You'll find graphs, tallying,  AND writing experiences for eight of the most commonly taught science units in first and second grade. If you sometimes find yourself giving science less time than you'd like to simply because of the time demands of the rest of your curriculum, this resource is just what you're looking for.  It allows you to address multiple standards in science & math or science & literacy with one activity.

Here are a few examples from the animals section of this collection.

Most of these activities are easy to use on digital devices with your favorite apps and programs. Answer keys are included where appropriate. Click here to find out more!

Happy Teaching!

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