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What's in a Name?

In this unit of five lessons from NCTM's Illuminations, students explore the numbers of letters in their names and create bar graphs, pictographs, circle graphs, and glyphs. They also find the range, compute measures of center, and create box-and-whisker plots. Individual lessons link to related tools where appropriate, and include questions for students, assessment options, teacher reflection questions, and sometimes extensions.
Contributed by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) - Publisher, Grace M. Burton - Author
Math TopicMathematical Practices, Data and Statistics
Grade Level3, 4, 5
Resource TypeLesson Plans, Graph

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) - Publisher, Grace M. Burton - Author
    • Publication Date2008
    • Rights(c) 2000 - 2011 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 4
      Bar grapher application is great
      By bethb on 05/04/2012 - 14:11
    • I like the use of the bar grapher application in this lesson. I also like how the lesson relates consonants to vowels for a good language arts tie in.