Let's Make A Graph
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Audrey Laufman Walt Disney Magnet School
4140 Marine Dr.
Chicago IL 60613
(312) 534 5840
Objectives For Mini-teach:
This mini-teach is for kindergarten.
The learner will: participate in making a graph
be able to make a simple bar graph
predict and observe to see if prediction is verified
review and demonstrate ability to sort by colors
One bar graph showing months
Twenty of the following: 5 x 7 cards, magnets, crayons, simple bar
graphs, zip lock bags, and M & M candies.
Strategy For Mini-teach:
- Show bar graphs in magazines, observe if children know what a graph is
and what the highest bar means.
- Review months of the year.
- Pass out cards and crayons and have children make pictures of themselves
and write their names.
- The entire class participates in making the birthday graph. Class then
discusses what month has the most birthdays, has the least, and any month
that has the same number.
- Give our graph our name. Vote on it.
- Make a web. Ask children what else we can graph.
Follow Up Co-operative Learning
- Separate class into four groups.
- Choosing from web, each group will make their own graph.
- Upon completion each group will present and explain their graph to the
Learner will make his\her own graph using a bag of M+M's.
-Estimate how many M+M's in bag
-Open bag and count
-Sort M+M,s by color
-Make a graph
Ask learners what color has the most,least, same amount?
Teacher will walk around and observe learners application of above.
80% of group will be able to obtain information and graph
Kindergarten Everyday Mathematics, page 68
M+M's chocolate candies is a registered trademark of Mars, Incorporated
Use methods of data collection and analysis, including tables and charts.
Use mathematical skills to estimate, approximate and predict outcomes and to
judge reasonableness of results.