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An Introduction to Data Reading and Computations (SMILE)

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Author:Christeen Brown, Robert Fulton Elementary School
Description: A lesson for grades 3-5 designed to teach students to identify data on the horizontal (x) axis and vertical (y) axis; read numbered pounds on a weight scale; estimate pounds upon sight before being given a known weight; identify actual weight; understand the importance of controlling body weight; observe fat, calorie, sugar and sodium intake of certain foods compared with the daily recommended allowances; discover and apply rules of computations for determining how much weight to gain, lose or retain; and design their own data chart. From the Graphs and Visuals section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement.

Levels: Late Elem. (3-5)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives, Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Estimation, Graphing of Data, Medicine/Health

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