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- 3.MD.B.3Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. For example, draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph might represent 5 pets.
- 3.MD.B.4Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units— whole numbers, halves, or quarters.

3.MD.B.3

Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. For example, draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph might represent 5 pets.

Foods Third Graders Like

3rd Grade Math

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1st Week: Getting to Know Each Other Through Graphs

Big Idea:Even something as simple as finding out what your classmates like to eat can be a fun way to get to know each other!

Initial Informal Assessments

3rd Grade Math

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1st Week: Getting to Know Each Other Through Graphs

Big Idea:Get to know your students' learning personalities as you observe them on this informal assessment.

Amazing Animals - Categorizing and Compiling

3rd Grade Math

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1st Week: Getting to Know Each Other Through Graphs

Big Idea:We are studying animals. Before we can begin, it's good to know what our starting point is, so in this activity students make a list of all the animals they can think of, which informs the teacher about background knowledge and interests.

Amazing Animals - Graphing and Asking Questions

3rd Grade Math

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1st Week: Getting to Know Each Other Through Graphs

Big Idea:Students love animals and discussing the basic of animal classification and sharing what they know provides another activity that builds classroom community and a home-school connection.

Places We Have Visited

3rd Grade Math

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1st Week: Getting to Know Each Other Through Graphs

Big Idea:Graphs can make it easy and fun to analyze data and learn more about our classroom community!

Wing Span

3rd Grade Math

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Going Batty Over Measurement and Geometry

Big Idea:Many students create bar graphs and can explain questions like "more than" and "less than", but are not accustomed to actually gathering the data and building the graph from the ground up. This engaging lesson requires students to do all of the above.

What is Happening to the Little Brown Bat?

3rd Grade Math

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Going Batty Over Measurement and Geometry

Big Idea:The students are working on a large project focused on helping save the Little Brown Bat, which will culminate in the building of bat houses for our community. This lesson pairs graphing skills with learning about White Nose Syndrome in bats.

Graphing our Favorite Ice Cream

3rd Grade Math

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Surveys and Graphing

Big Idea:Students can collect and represent data with a unique scale.

Graphing with M&M's

3rd Grade Math

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Measurement and Data

Big Idea:M&M’s can be used to create a unique data set and can be graphed by students

Graphing Using a Frequency Table

3rd Grade Math

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Surveys and Graphing

Big Idea:Multiple graphs can represent the same data set and make the information easier to understand.

Our Favorite Places

3rd Grade Math

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1st Week: Getting to Know Each Other Through Graphs

Big Idea:Surveys and looking at data can help people understand each other better!

3.MD.B.3

Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. For example, draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph might represent 5 pets.

3.MD.B.4

Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units— whole numbers, halves, or quarters.