# Organize and Categorize Data #2 - Lesson for Grade 1, Chapter - Keeping Track of Information

In the "Organize and Categorize Data #2" lesson, first-grade students will embark on an exciting journey to explore the foundational concepts of organizing and categorizing data. This lesson is an integral part of the "Keeping Track of Information" chapter within the "Foundations and Applications in Measuring, Time, and Data" unit. Through engaging activities such as the "Graphs: Thanksgiving Treats Worksheet," "Birdy Graph Matching," "Making a Graph: Creepy Crawlies Worksheet," and exercises on "Tally Marks" and "Organize and Categorize Data (Check Marks/Tallies)," students will learn how to systematically arrange and group data.

Learning how to organize and categorize data is crucial for young learners as it enhances their analytical thinking, problem-solving skills, and their ability to make informed decisions based on evidence. These skills form the foundation for understanding more complex concepts in mathematics, science, and everyday life situations. By engaging in hands-on activities, students will not only grasp the concept of data organization but also appreciate its importance in making sense of the world around them. This lesson aims to foster curiosity, encourage critical thinking, and develop a solid foundation in managing information efficiently from an early age.

Estimated classroom time: 17 min
Chapter: Keeping Track of Information
Unit: Foundations and Applications in Measuring, Time and Data
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1st
3:00 min
Graphs: Thanksgiving Treats Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
4:00 min
Birdy Graph Matching
video
3rd
3:00 min
Birdy Graph Matching Worksheet
worksheet
4th
3:00 min
Making a Graph: Creepy Crawlies Worksheet
worksheet
5th
4:00 min
Tally Marks, Organize and Categorize Data (Check Marks/Tallies)
Quiz
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• ### Activity 1 / Graphs: Thanksgiving Treats Worksheet

We all know Thanksgiving is full of the best treats, and this bright and colorful PDF worksheet will have your little gobbler counting away! They'll count each Thanksgiving treat and then decide which of the two choices of graphs accurately depicts the number of each type of treat. Whether it's turkey, cranberry sauce or pie slices (yum!), they'll be working on assigning value with picture representations as well as visual discrimination and graphing skills.

• ### Activity 3 / Birdy Graph Matching Worksheet

Here birdy, birdy, birdy! Your little learner will work on visual discrimination, counting, tallying and graphing skills with this adorable worksheet! They'll have to sort the types of birds they see, count them and assign values, and then they'll have to use their graph reading skills to decide which box of birds is represented in the graph. They'll have so much fun counting they won't even realize they're working on key counting and graphing skills!

• ### Activity 4 / Making a Graph: Creepy Crawlies Worksheet

Your little math whiz will go on a creepy crawlies counting expedition with this brightly colored and engaging free PDF worksheet. They'll use their visual discrimination skills to count and sort the various creepy-crawlies, and they'll create a representative graph checking off the correct number of boxes for each type. At the end, they'll have efficiently organized data that they sorted and represented themselves!

• ### Activity 5 / Tally Marks, Organize and Categorize Data (Check Marks/Tallies) - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to recognize quantities when shown as checks or tally marks.