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Collecting Data Outdoors: Making Connections to the Real World

In this five page NCTM article, the author details the experience of a kindergarten class collecting data on a nature walk. The author describes the process of determining how the class would collect data and what kind of data they would collect. In this particular activity the class was collecting measurement data.
Contributed by: Carol Basile - Author, The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Publisher
Math TopicMeasurement, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Other Math Topic, Data and Statistics
Grade LevelK, 1, 2
Resource TypeReference Materials, Article

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education TopicProfessional development
    • Interdisciplinary ConnectionScience
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorCarol Basile - Author, The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Publisher
    • Publication Date1999-09
    • RightsCopyright (c) 1999 The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    • AccessFree access
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  • User Comments
    • 5
      Great Fall or Spring Activity
      By bethb on 07/16/2012 - 11:21
    • This is a great activity to use with students in the Fall or Spring when the weather is great and they need a break from the classroom. There really are not enough times when math class is held outside the classroom, take advantage of the opportunity for students (and you!).
    • 5
      Amazing info
      By Upood1938 on 04/21/2018 - 23:56
    • I really like the article because it has some amazing tips for Kindergarten class and it’s literally amazing to give these kinds of tips to this class because children adopt things quickly and best term paper share good task. So I really like the article and I’d like to thank this article’s author for presenting this massive article.