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Graphing with Colors

This 5 minute video shows Heather Zemanek's 3rd grade class learning about bar graphs. The video shows short excerpts of the lesson and commentary by the teacher. Along with the video are downloadable attachments: the lesson plan and transcipt as Word Documents and two graph examples in PDF form.
Contributed by: Teaching Channel - Publisher, Randy Murray - Editor, Jenny Mason - Graphical designer
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
CCSS Practice Standard 7This collection supports teachers as they integrate Practice Standard 7 into their classroom routines. In these articles and videos, teachers will see strategies that help guide students to look for and make use of structure as they discover and understand mathematical concepts. Additional resources for immediate use in the classroom can be found in a companion classroom collection.
Math TopicMeasurement, Number Sense, Basic Operations, Number Concepts, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Data and Statistics
Grade Level2, 3, 4
Resource TypeActivity, Lesson Plans, Video

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorTeaching Channel - Publisher, Randy Murray - Editor, Jenny Mason - Graphical designer
    • Publication Date2012
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2012 Teaching Channel
    • AccessFree access, Free access with registration
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 4
      Requires some teacher prep, but worth it
      By bethb on 07/16/2012 - 11:13
    • This lesson requires some teacher prep to get the squares cut and ready, but it is well worth it. To make sure that there is more variety at each table you might want to assign each student a different color of squares to find.