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# Candy Data Collection Instructional Slide Deck

• Updated:  18 Oct 2023

Explore this candy-themed data collection teaching presentation to teach students the basics of acquiring and recording data.

• Pages:  1 Page

### Curriculum

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.MD.C.4

Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.

teaching resource

# Candy Data Collection Instructional Slide Deck

• Updated:  18 Oct 2023

Explore this candy-themed data collection teaching presentation to teach students the basics of acquiring and recording data.

• Pages:  1 Page

Explore this candy-themed data collection teaching presentation to teach students the basics of acquiring and recording data.

## Data Collection Teaching Presentation

Introduce your students to the concepts of collecting and recording data with this interactive and engaging candy-themed slide deck! This teaching presentation is focused on data collection, and steps students through how to acquire and record data using objects and symbols all children are familiar with: candy!

This 18-slide presentation includes activities for students to engage with and for teachers to use as knowledge and understanding checks throughout the exercise.

Teacher tip: this resource is designed to be used with physical manipulatives. You may choose to use MnMs candy, or for a non-food choice, feel free to use counters.

## Teach Effective Data Skills

With this data collection teaching resource, students can master the art of acquiring and recording data through four essential steps, where students will:

• Collect and sort: sort the objects by their features, in this case, their colour.
• Organize: count the number of lollies in each colour group. Record in numerals and with tally marks.
• Create your graph: create a pictograph on their desks by placing the candy/counters in rows.
• Interpret: turn and talk to a friend, and answer the questions about their findings.

This process is repeated for both pictographs and bar graphs, with a modelled example being displayed, and a subsequent student activity for each graph type.

This graphs resource was created by Kaylyn Chupp, a teacher in Florida and Teach Starter collaborator.

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