# Organize and Categorize - Lesson for Grade 1, Chapter - Keeping Track of Information

In the "Organize and Categorize" lesson, first-grade students embark on an exciting journey to master the fundamentals of data organization and categorization. This lesson is an integral part of the "Foundations and Applications in Measuring, Time and Data" unit, focusing on the chapter "Keeping Track of Information. " Through engaging activities such as the Zoo Tally Chart, Making a Graph: Flowers Worksheet, Pets Tally Chart Worksheet, and Zoo Tally Chart Worksheet, students will learn valuable skills that form the building blocks of data representation and analysis.

By counting with tally marks in the Zoo Tally Chart activity, students will understand how to efficiently keep track of numbers and quantities. The Making a Graph: Flowers Worksheet introduces them to the concept of graphical representation, teaching them to visualize data in an organized manner. With the Pets Tally Chart Worksheet, children will learn to categorize and tally different types of information, reinforcing their understanding of classification. Finally, the Zoo Tally Chart Worksheet consolidates their skills in both tallying and categorization using a familiar and engaging context.

Understanding how to organize and categorize information is crucial not just in mathematics but in everyday life.

Estimated classroom time: 13 min
Chapter: Keeping Track of Information
Unit: Foundations and Applications in Measuring, Time and Data
Click on any activity below to start learning.
1st
4:00 min
Zoo Tally Chart: Counting with Tally Marks
video
2nd
3:00 min
Making a Graph: Flowers Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
Pets Tally Chart Worksheet
worksheet
4th
3:00 min
Zoo Tally Chart Worksheet
worksheet
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• ### Activity 2 / Making a Graph: Flowers Worksheet

Number representation is important for concrete number sense and mathematical reasoning, and kids will love this beautiful and engaging PDF graph. They'll count each type of flower, and then use checkmarks to represent the specific number of each flower on the graph. They'll be able to tangibly see the differences in the number of flowers in an organized way they contributed to, and they won't even know they're doing math!

• ### Activity 3 / Pets Tally Chart Worksheet

Who let the dogs out? And the cats? And the birds? It's up to your little mathematician to count and tally the animals on this adorable PDF worksheet. They'll count and assign value to each pet type and then they'll select the correct answer from the choices that are given. It's a fun way to strengthen number reasoning and learn how being able to tally helps keep math organized and efficient when it comes to solving equations.

• ### Activity 4 / Zoo Tally Chart Worksheet

It's a zoo out there and your young mathematician needs to count and tally the animals of this adorable worksheet to round them all up! Each giraffe, elephant and monkey has an accurate tally representation at the bottom of the page, and your child will be count and assign value to each zoo animal group in order to find the correct answer. They will have so much fun with the animals, they won't know it's math!