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Name: Brittany Swann

Grade Level: First Grade


Content Area: Math
BASIC PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS: SPREADSHEETS
Basic Productivity Tool Used: Graph Club
Standards Addressed: CCGPS.1.MD.4
Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask
and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in
each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in
another.
Blooms Level of Critical Thinking:
x Remembering
x Understanding x Applying x Analyzing x Evaluating
x Creating
Description of how to implement in the class: The teacher will introduce the
activity by modeling how to collect data, add the information into Graph Club and
then analyze the information using a variety of graph formats- line, bar, picture, and
circle. As the students enter the classroom, they will be asked to move a graphic of
their favorite holiday onto a data collect graph designed using ActivInspire software.
Once the class has added their choice to the graph, the teacher will lead a discussion
to determine the number of choices made for each favorite holiday.
The teacher will then lead the students through the steps of creating a graph using
Graph Club. A title, images, representing the various holidays and specific colors
assigned toe each holiday will be added to the graph. Once the data has been
entered, the teacher will support the students as they explore the various graph
formats that are available within Graph Club.
While exploring the various graphs, the teacher will prompt students to analyze the
information provided in the graph using appropriate math terms such as greater than,
less than, most, least, and equal. Statements will be added to the writing component
of Graph Club where various statements will be listed. (Extension activity- The
teacher can challenge the students analysis of the graph using the following
question formats: How many more students chose Easter over St. Patricks day? How
many people participated in the poll? How many students picked Halloween and
Valentines day?)
Level of Technology Implementation (LoTi): This activity remains as a level 2
until the students are allowed to graph information on their own. To move to a level 3
and possibly to a level 4, students will be encouraged to collect info, graph the data
and then analyze the results. Students could also add questions in the writing window
to give other students the opportunity to analyze the graphs. The graph info could be
printed and hung outside the classroom to challenge other students in the school to
review the graph and determine the answer to the questions.

Description of the sample spreadsheet and graph/chart provided *:


The graph displays the data collected as students selected their favorite holiday. The
final graphs can be used to analyze the data provided. Students discuss math
concepts such as more, less, equal, the most, the least, the total, etc.