Standard 1: Collect, represent and interpret numerical and categorical data.

General Information
Number: MA.3.DP.1
Title: Collect, represent and interpret numerical and categorical data.
Type: Standard
Subject: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 3
Strand: Data Analysis and Probability

Related Benchmarks

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Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

Access Points

MA.3.DP.1.AP.1a
Sort and represent categorical data (up to four categories) with whole-number values using tables, pictographs or bar graphs. Select appropriate title, labels and units.
MA.3.DP.1.AP.1b
Explore representing numerical data with whole-number values using line plots.
MA.3.DP.1.AP.2a
Interpret data with whole-number values represented with tables, pictographs or bar graphs to solve one-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems.
MA.3.DP.1.AP.2b
Interpret data with whole-number values represented with scaled pictographs or scaled bar graphs. For scaled pictographs, symbols used may only represent quantities of 2, 5 or 10 and only whole symbols may be used. For scaled bar graphs, intervals may only represent quantities of 2, 5 or 10.
MA.3.DP.1.AP.2c
Explore interpreting data with whole-number values represented with line plots.

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Formative Assessments

Measuring our Pencils Line Plot:

Students make a line plot from a set of measurement data that includes measurements to the nearest whole inch.

Type: Formative Assessment

Measuring our Pencils – Part Two:

Students make a line plot from a set of measurement data that includes measurements to the nearest fourth of an inch.

Type: Formative Assessment

Measuring Hand Spans Line Plot:

Students make a line plot from a set of measurement data that includes measurements to the nearest whole centimeter.

Type: Formative Assessment

The Teacher’s Shoe - Part Two:

Students make a line plot displaying measurements found in Part One of this task.

Type: Formative Assessment

Collecting Cans for Recycling:

Students answer questions about a scaled bar graph.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lunch Orders:

Students are asked to create a scaled bar graph from a given set of data.

Type: Formative Assessment

Flowers in the Garden:

Students are asked to create a pictograph from a given set of data.

Type: Formative Assessment

Favorite After School Activity:

Students are asked to sort a set of data and create a scaled bar graph using their sorted data.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plans

Rampin' It Up:

Students will use their knowledge of properties of materials and measurement of length to determine how the properties of different surfaces affect the distance traveled by a toy car.

Type: Lesson Plan

How Far Does It Roll?:

In this lesson, students will roll ping pong balls down a ramp and record whole-number measurements for the roll distance.  Students will represent this data by creating a line plot.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

Bar Graph Jones and the Pyramid of Pi:

Learn to use the information presented in scaled bar graphs to solve one-step “how many more” and “how many fewer” problems.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Virtual Manipulative

KidsZone: Create a Graph:

Create bar, line, pie, area, and xy graphs.

Type: Virtual Manipulative

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Original Student Tutorial

Bar Graph Jones and the Pyramid of Pi:

Learn to use the information presented in scaled bar graphs to solve one-step “how many more” and “how many fewer” problems.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

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