**Topic: **
| Graphing |

**Content: **
| graph, chart, data, tally chart, frequency table, tally marks |

**Goals: **
| The students will be able to gather data using a survey, organize and compile that data into both a tally chart and a frequency table, and use that information to make a bar graph and/or a circle graph. |

**Objectives:**
| Students will:
1. Organize information into a graph forms.
2. Understand the type of graph that helps them best explain data that they are presenting. |

**Materials:**
| paper and pencil, other students to survey, computer access |

**Introduction:**
| Ask students what their favorite store is: Gamestop, Best Buy, or Target. Tally responses. Discuss the tally marks and what they mean/represent. |

**Development:**
| Take the information from the tallys and make a t-chart for the students. Show the tallies. Next to that chart, construct a Frequency Table, changing the tallies into numbers. Take the Frequency table and create a bar graph, explaining the X and Y axis, titles, numbering, etc. |

**Practice:**
| Give the students a slip of paper with a topic and three choices on it to survey their peers with. Ex: Favorite Football Team, Steelers, Patriots, or Cowboys. Survey the class and gather the information onto their own tallyl chart. |

**Checking For Understanding:**
| Bar graph will have a title, an X and Y axis and information will be correctly marked on the bars (will correspond to the numbers on the frequency table.) |

**Closure:**
| Share the information gained from the student's surveys on their bar graphs with the rest of the class - OR - work in pairs and one student shows and explains their graph to the other, then vice versa. |

**Evaluation:**
| Student will be able to repeat the process with a different survey question from start to finish, with little to no intervention from the teacher. |