Lesson plan

4. Organize, represent, and interpret a data set (A)

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.C.4 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/1/MD/C/4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP4

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Lesson objective: Organize, represent, and interpret a data set into categories.

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of data to a real-life situation. Students are asked to organize a batch of three different types of cookies, represent the cookies in a picture and data table, and answer questions about the data.

Key Concept students will use: 

  • We can organize, represent, and interpret data to answer questions about situations.

Skills students will use:

  • Organizing and sorting data into three categories.
  • Representing the data set into a table and beginnings of a picture graph.
  • Answer questions about the data based on comparing the amounts in each category.

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 4 (Model with mathematics) as they organize and represent the pile of cookies into three categories and answer questions about which cookie type there are the greatest and least amounts of in the data set.

Key vocabulary: 

  • data
  • data table
  • greatest
  • interpret
  • least
  • organize
  • represent
  • sort