Second graders have been working on ways to organize data in math. You can see by our class chart, there are lots of vocabulary and visuals to learn and use! First, when collecting data, you might take a survey, or ask a question with given choices, and then organize the the information. We have been organizing the responses to a survey in a table, as seen in the upper left corner of our chart. Then, we could make a line plot, pictograph, or bar graph of the information. Finally, we need to understand the information on the graph. We have been finding the difference between two responses and determining how much more than or less than another answer it is. When you find a table or graph at home in the newspaper, magazine, or book, you could read it and talk about too!
Ms. Leahey is a 2nd grade teacher at the fabulous James Morris School!