Series: Focus on the Lesson

# Shoe Graph

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A planning conversation for this lesson is available here.
A reflecting conversation for this lesson is available here.

Students brainstorm ways to sort their shoes. Later, they graphically organize the data from the sets they created.

## Why is this important?

Allowing children to define their own shoe categories involves them in important mathematical thinking – making sense of a problem and persevering in solving it, and constructing viable arguments and critiquing the reasoning of others. Making a real graph and then a pictorial one helps children to understand what graphs represent.

### Big Idea

The purpose of collecting data is to answer questions when the answers are not immediately obvious. More

### Big Idea

Sets can be compared using the attribute of numerosity, and ordered by more than, less than, and equal to. More

### Common Core Alignment

Measurement and Data More

Source: 10-11 Pre-K Training Video • Copyright: © Erikson Institute • Content ID: EMTR081 ①

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# Just Right for Me

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## What do you think?

#### Mrs. Ware

October 5, 2014 at 12:40am

I love these concrete ideas for instruction. They are great leads to getting students to gain meaningful concepts in learning.

March 21, 2016 at 8:33am

I really like the ideas the teacher used for instruction of the collection of the data, there were many ways to get the children understand the meaning of the concepts in the lesson

#### Xiomara castro

March 30, 2016 at 9:39pm

I think the teacher use concretes ideas for collection data, it was a perfect example for understand the meaning of the concepts in the classroom.

#### Xiomara castro

March 30, 2016 at 9:41pm

Great and simples examples to collect data with children. It also at their levels.

#### Xiomara castro

March 30, 2016 at 9:45pm

Maybe I am confused, but I do nt know what is the next step I am confused because i made my comment
I comment that the example the teacher use was excellent to collect data with children.

#### Anna

January 19, 2017 at 8:45pm

is a good example for collecting data and putting in practice with our children. Now I know how collecting and analyze
data

#### Linda Arnold

September 28, 2017 at 3:46pm

I love the idea of using concrete objects that the children relate to. The questions the teacher asked to facilitate the learning and direction of the lesson shows forethought and control. Too many times we as teachers give the answers to the children and then they loose interest in participation.

#### Kenecha Freeman

November 30, 2017 at 8:57pm

Great Idea! Data collection is always informative to teaching, and questions & answer session during this period of time because the nature of questions determines the next step in your research.

#### susan

January 11, 2018 at 12:53pm

I love the information but as there is no Close Caption option or transcript, I cannot use them for my class. Too bad.

#### Cody Meirick

January 16, 2018 at 8:30am

I suggest trying the same video on our Youtube station. You can turn close captioning on in Youtube and that might work for you. Most of the videos on our website can be found on our Youtube channel and their native close captioning feature works fairly well. Link below.

#### Kasi

February 4, 2018 at 9:49am

Children learn best when eagerness and curiosity, persistence, creativity, and planning and reflection are encouraged and supported in all domains of development through play.

#### Veronica Aguilar

February 5, 2018 at 11:52am

Interesting hands on graphing activity

#### Kerri Coughlin

March 17, 2018 at 5:46pm

I am going to make the tablecloth graph!