Grade One Spotlight
Our Grade One mathematicians have been working hard on their data management unit. In this unit, the students are exploring different ways to record and display data that they have collected. As part of this unit, the class learned about different ways to record data, such as a tally chart, a bar graph, and a pictograph. After learning about how data can be recorded, the class worked in centres to practice generating and recording some data of their own.
The class was divided into centres, with each centre practicing a different aspect of data management. In one centre, students played rock, paper, scissors to generate data on which option was chosen the most frequently, and then recorded this data on a bar graph. Connecting math skills with games or things that we do in everyday life helps students to build an understanding of how we might use these skills outside of the classroom.
In another centre, students used the attributes from pattern blocks to create a chart using tally marks. This centre combined the data management skills being learned with the mathematical language that was learned in a previous unit on patterning. Hands on activities like this are great for combining multiple math skills, like sorting, counting and recording data.