Celebrate the new year by counting festive images and notating their totals as a bar graph.
Graphs Practice — Curriculum Goals
This is a 2-page worksheet in which students will practice showing bar graph representations for numbers. Students will locate the New Year’s images in the scene provided and use the grid on page 2 to shade in bar graph lines representing each image’s total number.
An answer key is included for quick grading or students to self-check their work during independent review.
By completing this activity, students demonstrate they can use data to create real‐object and picture graphs.
Scaffolding + Extension Tips
In addition to individual student work time, use this graphing worksheet as a:
- Math center activity
- Post-lesson exit ticket
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
Got fast finishers? Students who need a challenge can recreate their bar graph as a picture graph by drawing the images in the spaces provided (or on a separate sheet of paper).
Students who need extra support can use manipulatives, putting one in each space as they count to identify the total number of squares to shade in.
Prepare This Resource In A Variety Of Ways
Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.
To save paper, we suggest printing this 2-page worksheet double-sided.
You can also turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
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A fun board game to aid students' recognition of 2-D shapes and graphing.