Series: Focus on the Lesson

Shoe Graph

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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.

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Big Idea

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

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Big Idea

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

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Common Core Alignment

Measurement and Data More

Foundational Math Concepts

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

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What do you think?

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    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.

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    Mary Grady

    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

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    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.

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    Xiomara castro

    March 30, 2016 at 9:41pm

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

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      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.

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    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

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