**Let's Make A Graph**

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

**Materials needed**:

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

class

**Performance Assessment**:

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

**References**:

**Kindergarten Everyday Mathematics**, page 68

M+M's chocolate candies is a registered trademark of Mars, Incorporated

**State Goal**:

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.

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