Interpreting Graphs

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Introduce the concept of and uses for graphs with our Interpreting Graphs Lesson Plan.  This interactive lesson equips students to identify different types of graphs, interpret graphs, and create graphs using the given data. Leverage experiential learning as students create their own line, bar and pie charts and share their graphs with the group.

Interpreting Graphs Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Types of Graphs, Parts of Graphs and Interpretation
  • Engaging Activity Worksheets
  • Graph Interpretation Practice and Homework assignments
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Introduce the concept of and uses for graphs with our Interpreting Graphs Lesson Plan.  This interactive lesson equips students to identify different types of graphs, interpret graphs, and create graphs using the given data. Leverage experiential learning as students create their own line, bar and pie charts and share their graphs with the group.

Classroom Procedure Sample:

  1. Using the predetermined list of numbers, assign one of the numbers and its meaning to 5 to 10 students in the classroom. For example, you may use a statistic that has 12 different numbers, one representing each year. Rainfall in a city, 2 inches in Jan, 3 inches in Feb, etc. Ask the 12 students to remember the number and month assigned to them.
  2. Once each number is assigned, have each student read aloud the month and number.
  3. Ask other students to interpret what they just heard. Many will not be able to respond. Ask: What is a better way to display the (information) so it would be easier to interpret?
  4. Allow time for students to respond and for discussion. Students will say write it down, put it in a table, etc. Lead discussion to the use of a graph. Display an example of a simple graph using the sample numbers to start the lesson.
  5. Distribute the Interpreting Graphs content pages.
  6. Review the reading and the example graphs with students, allowing volunteers to read the information.
  7. Use additional questions to check for students understanding of the information.
  8. Distribute the Activity page and the supplies to each student. Review the instructions. Stress that students must make a line graph, bar graph, and a pie chart. (Some students may need a quick review of percent.)
  9. Allow sufficient time for the work to be completed. Collect student’s work and evaluate, allow volunteers to share a completed graph.

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Common Core State Standards: No specific standards for this lesson.

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 2 or 3 class sessions

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Additional information

Grade Level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Math

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02/09/2017
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Interpreting graphs

The interpreting graphs section was easily explained. My child struggles with abstract thinking and he was able to pick up on the graphing easily.