Lesson Plan Title : "All About My Mom" Graphing Activity
Age Range: Kindergarten through grade 2 (Primary)
Overview and Purpose: This activity has students working together to create graphs showing the answers the students' mothers gave to a set of questions.
Objective: The student will be able to work with classmates to create a graph showing popular answers to three different questions.
Worksheet with several questions on it
Chart paper - one piece per group
Have the children come up with several questions they can all ask their moms. Create a worksheet with the questions and have the students complete them for homework. The next day review the questions and tally the different answers on a master sheet of graph paper.
Divide the class into groups of three. Assign each group a question and have them create a graph representing the answers to their question. Have each group share their graph with the class.
Examples of questions:
1. What gift would you like most for Mother's Day?
Necklace, Chocolate, or a Puppy
2. Where would you like to go for dinner on Mother's Day?
McDonald's, Old Country Buffet, or Pizza Hut
Depending on your class' ability, you may want to change the number of choices for each question and/or have the students go to each group and tally the responses for the question they are graphing. You can extend this activity, by creating word problems based on the graphs. Remember to be sensitive to any of your students who do not have a mom in the home. They may have to interview grandma or a favorite aunt.