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Data Analysis and Probability Standard for Grades Pre-K–2

Formulate questions that can be addressed with data and collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer them
• pose questions and gather data about themselves and their surroundings;
• sort and classify objects according to their attributes and organize data about the objects;
• represent data using concrete objects, pictures, and graphs.

Select and use appropriate statistical methods to analyze data
• describe parts of the data and the set of data as a whole to determine what the data show.

Step 1

View the video Graphing from NASA.

Step 2

Download the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet Pet Survey.
1. Pose the Question: How many many pets do you own?
2. Gather the information.
3. Type the amounts next to the animal names in the blue boxes.
4. Watch the bar graph grow.
5. Write a story about the number of pets your friends own.

Step 3

Use these spreadsheets to further your understnding.
Survey your friends on their favorite color.
Determine the shoe sizes of your friends.

Use these interactive Websites to practice graphing skills.

Using Pictograms

Create a pictogram. What is your favorite farm animal?

Math is Fun

Create a bar graph of Favorite Pizza Toppings survey.

Pearson Tools4Math

Survey the the teachers about the color of car they own. Create a bar graph.


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