Lesson 11

Class Pet Surveys

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to write and evaluate statements based on data in a visual representation.

Lesson Narrative

In a previous lesson, students created representations of survey data collected from their class. In this lesson, students interpret data represented with tally marks to consider whether statements about the data are true or false. Students then write their own statements about a different set of data, also represented with tally marks. 

  • Action and Expression
  • MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Determine whether statements about data are true or false.
  • Write statements about data from a visual representation.

Student Facing

  • Let’s see what the data tells us.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Required Preparation

Activity 3:

  • Gather materials from previous centers:
    • What's Behind My Back, Stage 2
    • Check it Off, Stages 1 and 2
    • Five in a Row: Addition and Subtraction, Stages 1 and 2
    • Find the Pair, Stage 2

CCSS Standards


Building Towards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 10 min
Activity 2 10 min
Activity 3 15 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 5 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

What types of statements did students make about the data? What do these statements tell you about how prepared students are to answer “how many in each category” and “how many in all” questions in upcoming lessons?

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