JD Davis Year One
Peterson/ Meagan Cascone
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
Students will be able to identify bar graphs.
Students will be able to identify pictographs.
Students will be able to read and analyze bar and pictographs.
Students will respond to ideas that are not their own.
Students will use different styles of communication to collaborate with their peers.
MGSE1.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.
TA1.CR.1 Organize, design, and refine theatrical work.
- Use imagination to create, revise, and/or add to ideas.
- Demonstrate skills of the mind (e.g. imagination, focus, concentration).
- Follow directions and contribute to planning in theatre experiences.
- Listen to others with respect and courtesy in an ensemble.
TA1.RE.1 Engage actively and appropriately as an audience member.
- Participate as audience.
The students used pieces of paper and pencils for their snowballs and threw the snowballs into a bag.
The students had been working on reading/identifying different graphs previous to this activity, so we used snowball to review what they had been learning.
There were different graphs that the teacher provided that the students were referring to when answering the questions. The first round of questions were simply identifying the type of graph. The students would write “B” for bar graph or “P” for pictograph. Once the students wrote their answer, they would ball up their piece of paper and hold it up and sit silently. Whichever table was silent and ready would be able to come up and shoot their snowball in the bag.
The questions progressed to being specifically about the graphs they were looking at. For example, “How many oranges are there?” or “How many more are red than blue?” These questions allowed for more of a class discussion and explanation because the answers varied a little bit more. It was a great way to see what the students really grasped verses what they were still a little bit confused about.