Organizing and Understanding Data
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Grade 1 Operations - 1.MD.4
Why Is It Important to Organize Data Before You Evaluate It? Do word problems intimidate you? If it's a yes, we have a secret trick to share with you to solve the problems within minutes. Before we conclude anything, we need to have facts and data about it, don't we? Mathematical word problems are just the same. The wordiness is confusing and the data is all over the place. To evaluate these word problems and draw a conclusion, organizing the data is very important. In broad terms, organizing the data is the method of classifying and organizing hap hazarded data sets into a more useful form. The sets of data allow to choose a strategy in order to come up with a solution. This technique is a very useful problem – solving strategy. Organizing makes the problem look easy, workable, and in an ordered manner. Identifying the relations and patterns between two or more quantities becomes easy. Moreover, it presents the data in a more logical and more informative manner, which makes easy to look critically into the data, find out patterns and relationship, and make a conclusion. Students learn how to manage the use of data in columns and rows through the use of data charts and tables.
- Answer Questions About Data Step-by-step Lesson-
We use pictures to evaluate and answer word based questions.
- Turn Pictures Into Answers Guided
Lesson - This set of questions is based on the number of teachers
we have in certain subjects.
- Counted Guided Lesson Explanation
- We answer the questions by counting.
- Word Problems With Three
Pieces of Data - These questions all involve scenarios that
all have multiple data sets.
- Matching Problems To Their Answer
- This is much easier than when we first set out to create the worksheet.
This is my favorite skill for kids at this age. They can be so creative here.
- Lesson 1 - Make a system to sort the birds and other animals. Man, I gave it away!
- Lesson 2 - You will never believe some of the sorting system I have seen on this one.
- Comparing Sets of Objects Guided Lesson 3 - We use the skills here to make sure that we can clearly identify visuals.
This is the start of graphing skills. It is important that kids have a solid foundation here.
- Data Chart of Sets of Objects Worksheet 1 - Kids work on making their first simple data chart.
- Counting Straight Data Worksheet 2 - We work the boxes to insure we have our counting skills intact for the next round of new material.
- Classifying Data into Group Worksheet 3 - This is where it gets really interesting. This is still prompted work, so it flows nicely.
- Organizing Data into Categories Worksheet 4 - More of the same, we are steps from letting them loose on their own classification systems.
- Compare Sets of Objects Worksheet 5 - These are great to make sure that kids truly understand the nature of data.
- Data Chart of Sets Worksheet 6 - One more simple counting data chart for the road.