Lesson 10

Usemos gráficas de dibujos y gráficas de barras para representar datos

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to attend to the features of picture graphs and bar graphs as they represent a given set of categorical data in picture graphs and bar graphs.

Lesson Narrative

In the first activity, students are introduced to the idea of using one symbol in a picture graph rather than a picture based on the category. They may find it easier and more efficient to use a symbol when drawing their graphs. In the second activity, students attend to the features of bar graphs as they draw a bar graph to represent a given set of categorical data. The work of this lesson connects to upcoming lessons as students move from a discrete representation of numbers with the picture graph to a continuous representation of numbers with the bar graph. From there, students use bar graphs to help them understand tape diagrams in later lessons.
Students use the graphs they create in this lesson in the following lesson.

  • Engagement

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Explain how picture graphs, bar graphs, and tables represent the same data.
  • Represent data using a picture graph and a bar graph.

Student Facing

  • Hagamos nuestras propias gráficas de dibujos y gráficas de barras.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

  • Picture and Bar Graph Template
  • Data Tables, Spanish

Required Preparation

Activity 1:

  • Each student needs 1 data table from the blackline master. Each student in a group of 2 may receive different data tables.

CCSS Standards


Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 20 min
Activity 2 15 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 5 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

What was the best question you asked students today? Why would you consider it the best one based on what students said or did?

Suggested Centers

  • Shake and Spill (K–2), Stage 5: Cover (up to 20) (Addressing)
  • Sort and Display (1–3), Stage 1: Any Way (Supporting)

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