Lesson 7

Grafiquemos y respondamos

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to draw a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories.

Lesson Narrative

In a previous lesson, students used a survey to collect data. In this lesson, they represent their data set with a scaled bar graph. Then, students ask and answer questions about the information presented in their scaled bar graphs.

If students need additional support with the concepts in this lesson, refer back to Unit 1, Section A in the curriculum materials.

  • Representation
  • MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Draw a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories.
  • Solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs.

Student Facing

  • Representemos nuestros datos en gráficas de barras con escala y respondamos preguntas sobre los datos.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

  • Draw Scaled Graphs

Required Preparation

Activity 1:

  • Each group of 4 needs the survey data from the previous lesson.

Activity 2:

  • Each group needs the bar graphs they created in the previous activity.

CCSS Standards


Lesson Timeline

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

Teacher Reflection Questions

As students worked in their small groups today, whose ideas were heard, valued, and accepted? How can you adjust the group structure tomorrow to ensure each student’s ideas are a part of the collective learning?

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