Math Inquiry: Tuning in to Graphs!

This week in Grade 1, the students investigated different types of graphs as a part of our data handling study.  Students were presented with a variety of graphs depicting different information.  In small groups, students studied the graphs and tried to understand what information they were trying to convey and why this information is important.

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Students were directed to use a graffiti board, where they were free to express their thoughts through words, symbols, and pictures.

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As they displayed their thinking, many students engaged in conversations about the graphs as they tried to make sense of the information.

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This was a great inquiry-based lesson that allowed students to explore the concept of data handling!