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