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BASIC PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS: SPREADSHEETS

Name: Nancy Lamoree


Grade Level: First Grade
Content Area: Math
Basic Productivity Tool Used: Graph Club
Standards Addressed: CCGPS.1.MD.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 a category than in another.

Blooms Level of Critical Thinking:


Remembering Understanding Applying Analyzing Evaluating Creating
Description of how to implement in the class: The teacher will introduce the
activity by modeling how to collect data, add the information into Graph Club and
then analyze the information using a variety of graph formats line, bar, picture and
circle. As the students enter the classroom, they will be asked to move a graphic of
their favorite season onto a data, collect graph designed using ActinInspire software.
Once the class has added their choice to the graph, the teacher will lead a discussion
to determine the number of choices made for each season.
The teacher will then lead the students through the steps of creating a graph using
Graph Club. A title, images representing the various seasons and specific colors
assigned to each season will be added to the graph. Once the data has been entered,
the teacher will support the students as they explore the various graph formats that
are available within Graph Club.
While exploring the various graphs, the teacher will prompt students to analyze the
information provided in the graph using appropriate math terms such as greater than,
less than, most, least and equal. Statements will be added to the writing component
of Graph Club where various statements will be listed. (Extension Activity The
teacher can challenge the students analysis of the graph by using the following
question formats How many participated in the poll? How many students pick winter
and spring?
Level of Technology Implementation (LoTi): This activity remains at a level 2
until the students re allowed to graph the information themselves. In order to be at a
level 3 and/or level 4, students will have to collect information, graph the data and
then analyze the results. Also students could add questions in the writing window to
give students the opportunity to analyze the graph. The graph information could be
printed and hung outside the classroom to challenge other students in the school to
review the graph and determine the answer to the questions.
Description of the sample spreadsheet and graph/chart provided *: The
graph displays the data collected as students selected their favorite season. The final
graphs can be used to analyze the data provided. Students discuss math concepts
such as more, less, equal, the most, the least, and the total.
Other comments about your proposed spreadsheet/graph/chart activity: The
graph club activity can easily extended to support high levels of thinking and high
LoTi levels. This activity was at an introductory level. The teacher will be encouraged
to help students collect, graph, analyze and evaluate other data items.