**Surveys
and Graphing**

Brenda
Philp

1st
grade

Middleton School District

**Content
Area Objectives Addressed:
**The student will be able to
understand, collect, and organize data for analysis.

1.
Gather data from classrooms.

2.
Use tallies to organize their data.

3.
Organize their data into a bar graph form.

4.
Analyze data to make comparisons and recommendations regarding their

data.

5.
Compile data into a comprehensive graph.

6.
Recognize and read different types of graphs.

**Technology
Objectives Addressed:
**The student will be able to use
technology to manipulate data:

1.
Open a file.

2.
Save a file.

3.
Use “Graph Club” to create a graph.

4.
Print a file.

**Background:**

The third graders in our school run a popcorn business on Fridays.
They are looking into selling a different type of product, but need to
know what type of product will sell well. The
students from my class will be assigned to pairs and will be surveying different
classrooms to determine the type of product the other students would like to see
the third graders sell.

**What is
the process that your students will go through to complete this lesson?**

Prior to going out to survey, the first graders will be learning the concepts of
surveying and sampling and will be practicing surveying and tallying within our
class. They will also be working on
the computers during center time to learn how to operate the program “Graph
Club” by Tom Snyder. They will be
working on completing hand-made graphs as well as computer-generated graphs.
We will also be discussing how to analyze information from graphs by
reading a series of graphs during our math times.

**How
will you monitor student progress?
**Student progress will be monitored in the following ways:

1. Observation of students making tallies and graphs.

2. Observation of students using computer program to generate graphs.

3. Worksheets and survey form.

4. Graphs generated by students.

**Is ****there
a template or an example that students are expected to follow?**

Students will have models of different types of graphs and there will be
template on the computer with the types of products from the survey.

**How
much time will you dedicate to this project?**

Approximately 20 minutes a day for 1 week.

**How
will the final product be presented?
**Students will create a graph based on their survey and we will use those
graphs to complete grade level graphs and a comprehensive graph together in
class.

**Who
will be the audience for the final product?
**The third graders will be our audience.
We will be making a presentation to them showing the results of our
surveys.

**What prior knowledge is required on the part
of the students in order for them to be successful in this project? (include
curriculum and technology knowledge)
**Students need to know how to make a graph, how to tally, what a survey is,
and the basic operations of the computer program we are using.
In addition, they need to be familiar with opening a program, saving and
printing files, and "click and drag".

**What is
the student to computer ratio?
**One to one

**How will
you schedule your students’ computer time?**

We will run math centers in the afternoons for 1 hour each day.
During that time, students will be exploring graphing, working on the
computers to generate graphs, playing math games/doing worksheets to reinforce
concepts previously taught. We have
6 computers in our classroom to make centers work.
You could also use this in a lab setting with all students working on
their graphs at the same time. If
you only had 1-2 computers in the classroom, I would have students work in
partners and would expand the time spent to include a larger span of the day.