Our Basic Graphs lesson plan introduces students to the basics of line and bar graphs. This lesson demonstrates with practical application how to read, analyze, and create a basic line graph and bar graph. Students come to understand the purpose of graphs as a way to depict information using limited words and provide hands-on opportunities for students to develop their own graphs. Students are asked to create and share their own graphs with the class, putting their public speaking and presenting skills to work. Students are also asked to predict answers to survey questions using graphs, demonstrating their understanding of how to extract information from different types of graphs.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define, read, analyze, and create a basic line graph and bar graph.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.MD.C.4, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.D.10, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.MD.B.3