Introduction to Bar Graphs Lesson Plan


This lesson allows students to learn what bar graphs are used for, how to interpret the data presented, and how to organize their own data using bar graphs.

Standards(NCTM 3-5)

Data Analysis and probability

Formulate questions that can be addressed with data and collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer them Select and use appropriate statistical methods to analyze data

Student Prerequisites

Teacher Preparation

Students will need:

Lesson Outline

  1. Focus and Review

  1. Objectives
  2. Students will:

  1. Teacher Input

  1. Guided Practice

  1. Independent Practice

  1. Closure
  2. Modifications:

    For younger students, you may want to hand them a bag of shapes and have them create a bar graph similar to those found in the Bar Graph Shape Sorter applet, rather than having them survey the class and creating a bar graph using the Bar Graph applet.