Graphing hearts for Valentines fun!
On Valentines Day, students can still learn and apply math concepts… even to candy! Students from grades three to six apply their data skills to a fun holiday math graphing exercise.
Download the sample to see what you get.
Kids read graphs to learn what is typical about a set of data – data that is drawn from boxes of Valentine conversation hearts!
“My students had fun with this activity. It was a great review!” ~Stacy A.
Here's an overview:
- Learn to record a prediction and gather data accurately
- Reflect data on a line plot or bar graph
- Determine what is a typical number of conversation hearts in a box
- Determine which color typically shows up most often
This is a great reinforcement lesson to use after studying graphing and data analysis concepts such as bar graphs, mean, median, mode and range. If your students haven’t yet learned mean, median, mode and range, this is still a fun graphing activity!
Zip file download includes:
- Lesson plan tips
- Data analysis worksheets (PDF)
- Smart Notebook lesson plan
Common Core Focus: Math / Represent and Interpret Data
Represent and Interpret Data
- CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.B.3 Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories.
- CCSS.Math.Content.4.MD.B.4 Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8).
- CCSS.Math.Content.5.MD.B.2 Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8).
- CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.4 Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.5 Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context.