In this unit, students will build on their prior experiences with measurement and data by learning to collect measurements as data and represent the data as line plots, picture graphs, and bar graphs. They will solve simple puttogether, takeapart, and compare problems using information presented in their graphs. Students may struggle with accurately transferring the data collected into a plot or graph.
Key Concepts:
 We can generate measurement data by measuring several objects.
 We can generate measurement data by measuring a single object more than once.
 We can display measurement data by making a line plot.
 We can display data by making a picture graph and bar graph.
Prior Knowledge Needed:
 Represent and interpret data using comparison problems (Grade 1, Unit 9 1.MD.4)
 Measuring lengths; (Grade 2, Unit 2; 2.MD.)
 Relate addition and subtraction to length (Grade 2, Unit 3; 2.MD.5, 2.MD.6)
Units on the Horizon:
 Estimating and comparing lengths; (Grade 2, Unit 14)
 Use fractions in measurement and data; (Grade 3, Unit 5)
 Solving addition and subtraction problems involving measurement; (Grade 3, Unit 6)
 Investigating patterns in number and operations; (Grade 3, Unit 8)
Lessons

Lesson objective: Understand that measurement data can be generated by measuring multiple objects. Students bring prior knowledge of measurement from 2.MD.A.1. This prior knowledge is extended to measuring multiple objects and collecting data as student...

Lesson objective: Understand that multiple objects can be measured and recorded to generate data. This lesson helps to build procedural skills with measuring to the nearest whole number. A data table is used here because it allows students to record the...

Lesson objective: Understand that multiple objects can be measured and recorded to generate data. This lesson helps to build procedural skills with measuring to the nearest whole number. A data table is used here because it allows students to record the...

Lesson objective: Apply the knowledge of measurement to generate and record measurement data. This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of measurement to a reallife situation. Students are asked to meas...

Lesson objective: Understand that the same object can be measured multiple times to generate data. Students bring prior knowledge of measurement from 2.MD.A.1. This prior knowledge is extended to repeatedly measuring the same object as students measure ...

Lesson objective: Measure the same object multiple times to generate and collect measurement data. This lesson helps to build procedural skills with measuring to the nearest whole number. A ruler and a data table are used here because it supports studen...

Lesson objective: Apply their knowledge of precise measurement to problem solve. This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of repeated measurement to a reallife situation. Students are asked to find a w...

Lesson objective: Understand that measurement data can be displayed on a line plot. Students bring prior knowledge of measurement and data collection from 2.M.A.1. This prior knowledge is extended to displaying collected data in a line plot as students ...

Lesson objective: Create a line plot for measurement data. This lesson helps to build procedural skills with creating line plots. A line plot is used here because it supports students as they find ways to display measurement data they have collected. Th...

Lesson objective: Solve problems by generating measurement data and creating a line plot. This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of line plots to a reallife situation. Students are asked to solve for...

Lesson objective: Understand that data can be represented as a picture graph. Students bring prior knowledge of data from 1.MD.4. This prior knowledge is extended to a new data representation as students draw a picture graph where each picture represent...

Lesson objective: Understand that picture graphs and bar graphs display the same data in different ways. Students bring prior knowledge of data representation from 1.MD.C.4. This prior knowledge is extended to representing data with a bar graph as stude...

Lesson objective: Categorize and graph data. Solve problems using the data. This lesson helps to build fluency with drawing a graph. Students use animal pictures to develop their data set by categorizing and recording the totals on a data table. Picture...

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 answ...

Lesson objective: Apply graph creation and data interpretation skills to planning an event. This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of bar graphs and picture graphs to a reallife situation. Students a...