Summary of Lesson Plan:
Australian Curriculum Links:
Year 1 Mathematics:
- Represent data with objects and drawings where one object or drawing represents one data value. Describe the displays (ACMSP263)
Year 2 Mathematics:
- Identify a question of interest based on onecategorical variable. Gather data relevant to the question (ACMSP048)
- Collect, check and classify data (ACMSP049)
- Create displays of data using lists, table and picture graphs and interpret them (ACMSP050)
Lesson Plan Sequence:
Mathematical Prior Learning:
- Can sort and classify objects according to a common attribute ie. Colour
- Can rote count to at least 12
For students to:
- Sort and classify objects according to an attribute
- Represent and record their findings
- Interpret their findings ie. There were more blue dinosaurs buried than red
(communicating). Children make statements to describe/interpret their data using language comparisons. This may be scribed by the teacher. The teacher interacts throughout by asking questions and discussing findings. This enables the children to justify and reflect on their thinking strategies.
Modifications for Stage 2:
Questioning to extend Working Mathematical focus:
- How have you organised the dinosaurs?
- Which type of dinosaur was buried the most?
- Can you tell me about your written recordings?
Through questioning techniques of strategies and student’s reasoning; observing conversations between peers; observing students sorting and classification; through viewing work sample – record of findings.
- Book: ‘Tom and Island of Dinosaurs’ by Ian Beck * Can be purchased for $11 from eBay.
- 10 plastic craft trays – filled with wet sand with 8-12 plastic dinosaurs buried in each (prepare trays prior to the experience)
- Archaeologist tools: 10 paddle pop sticks, 10 toothbrushes and 10 plastic spoons
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