Lesson plan

14. Let Us Eat Fruit! Draw bar graphs to answer questions (FP)

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.D.10 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/2/MD/D/10
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP2

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Lesson objective: Draw a bar graph from a data table and answer comparison questions.

This lesson helps to build fluency with answering comparison questions. A tape diagram is used here because it supports the comparison of the bars on the graph to answer questions. This work develops students' understanding that we can use bar graphs and picture graphs to solve problems.

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 2 (Reason abstractly and quantitatively) as they connect the more abstract representations of the bar graph and tape diagram to the context of the graph to solve problems.

Key vocabulary:

  • bar graph
  • compare
  • less than
  • greater than
  • more than
  • tape diagram

Special materials needed:

  • coloring tools