Just a quick update on an earlier post from a couple weeks ago graphing. I was fortunate to walk by Mrs. Sand’s open 2nd grade door today, and the graph on the SMART board caught my eye, so I wandered in. I’m sorry it’s not a better picture, but you can see their quick survey of the day pictured below. Be sure to check out the post I referenced earlier to grab the Notebook file.
The question of the day was Do you have brother or sisters? The response choices were brothers and sisters, brothers only, sisters only, none. As students enter the room in the morning, they slide the rectangle with their name to show their response, creating a bar graph. Notice that the boys and girls have different colors for their rectangles. That really opens up the possibilities for questioning about the graph.
When the math block begins, students are asked to offer observations. I wasn’t taking notes, but some of the types of observations they mentioned were:
- the most people have brothers and sisters
- four more students have sisters only than brothers only and four more students have brothers and sisters than sisters only
- none had the least
- 10 people said they had brothers and sisters