Author:
DAWNE COKER
Subject:
Mathematics
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Level:
Lower Primary
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  • And
  • Cl7Additional
  • Cluster 7
  • Communication
  • Community
  • Event
  • Family
  • Game
  • Involvement
  • Make
  • Night
  • Outreach
  • Parent
  • Take
  • Title 1
  • Title I
  • Unit 7
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    Education Standards

    T4T Cluster 7 Family Math Night

    T4T Cluster 7 Family Math Night

    Overview

    This resourse is part of Tools4NCTeachers. 

    This ready-to-use packet provides all the materials and organizational tools needed to host a family math event at your school.  The materials are focused around Cluster 7 standards. 

    Please remix this resource to share additional ideas for hosting a family math event!

    Here is a sample of this resource. Click the attachment to download the fully-formatted set of materials and directions.



    Data

     Family Math Night

    Cluster 7

     

    Data Family Math Night

     

    • Overview
      • Summary
      • Target Audience
      • Focus Area

     

    • Preparation Packet
      • Preparation Checklist
      • Advertisement Flier or Letter

     

    • Event Packet
      • Sign-In Sheet
      • Agenda and Materials Checklist
      • NC.2.MD.10 Center - Skittle’s Bar Graph
      • NC.2.MD.10 Center - Skittle’s Picture Graph
      • NC.2.MD.10 - Extension Activities
      • Parent Evaluation
         

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Overview

     

    Summary: Data Family Math Night is an opportunity for families to collaborate with their students using 2nd grade math objectives to solve real world problems. Parents interact with the child’s teacher and other school staff, as well as receive resources to use at home with their child. This parent focus is on cluster 7.  During this cluster students organize, represent, and interpret data with up to four categories

     

    Target Audience: Second Grade Parents

     

    Focus:

    Cluster 7

    NC.2.MD.10 Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to four categories.

    • Draw a picture graph and a bar graph with a single-unit scale to represent a data set.
    • Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a picture and a bar graph.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Preparation Checklist

    • Send out invitations or flyers a few weeks prior to the event to the parents.
    • Advertise on email, phone messages, or the marquee at school.
    • Prepare and print a sign-in sheet.
    • Print the directions for each center and gather necessary materials.
    • Print and send a reminder before the day before event.
    • Write list of the measurement and data centers on the board as well as where in the classroom each center is located.
    • Consider displaying recent student work on current cluster for parents to see.
    • For the activities, the teacher should provide each student with an individual snack size bag of Skittles.
    • For the Bar Graph activity, the teacher should print blank Skittle’s Tally sheet and Bar Graph Sheets.
    • For the Picture Graph activity, the teacher should print blank Skittle’s Picture Graph Sheets.
    • Print the extension activities.

     

     

    Join Us for A Data Family Math Night

     

     

     


     

     

    When: (Insert Date & Time Here)

     Where: (Address Here)


    Come out and learn second grade math strategies while having a great time with your child. There will be special fun activities for you to learn with your child. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting educational event!

     

     

     

     

    Join us for A Data Family Math Night

     

     

     


     

    When: (Insert Date & Time Here)

    Where: (Address Here)

    Come out and learn second grade math strategies while having a great time with your child. There will be special fun activities for you to learn with your child. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting educational event!

     

     

     

     

    Data Family Math Night Sign-In

    Family Member(s)

    Student Name

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Data Family Math Night Agenda

     

    As students and families drop in provide explanations for the centers listed on the board.

     

    Throughout the time of the event, students will participate in the centers with their families in order to foster measurement and data understanding of cluster 7 standards. Below are the centers along with the list of required materials.

     

      • NC.2.MD.10 Center- Skittle’s Bar Graph

    Materials: Individual snack size bag of Skittles, Skittle’s Tally Chart and Bar Graph, crayons or markers  *Teacher note:  To meet the standard, the scale needs to be 1.  Also, the standard calls for “up to 4 categories,” so this activity goes beyond the minimum expectation for 2nd grade, but with the help of their families, this should not be too difficult.

     

      • NC.2.MD.10 Center- Skittle’s Picture Graph

    Materials: Same bag of Skittle’s, Skittle’s Picture Graph, crayons or markers

     

      • NC.2.MD.10 Extension Activities

    Skittle’s Bar Graph Directions

     

    Materials needed:

     

    • Individual Snack Size bag of Skittles
    • Tally Chart
    • Bar Graph
    • Crayons or Markers

     

    Step 1:  Get a bag of Skittles, a Tally Chart and Bar Graph sheet.

     

    Step 2:  Open your bag and sort the Skittles.

     

    Step 3:  Fill in the tallies on the Tally Chart to show how many Skittles of each color are in your bag.

     

    Step 4:  Use your tally chart data to create your Skittle’s Bar Graph.  The scale for your graph should be 1, meaning each box in the bar graph represents 1 Skittle.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    NC.2.MD.10 Center

    Skittle’s Picture Graph Directions

     

    Materials needed:

     

    • Individual Snack Size bag of Skittles
    • Tally Chart (same one)
    • Picture Graph
    • Crayons or Markers

     

    Step 1:  Use the Tally Chart from the Skittles.

     

    Step 2:  Create your Skittle’s Picture Graph.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Skittle’s Tally Chart

     

     

    Red

     

    Purple

     

    Yellow

     

    Orange

     

    Green

     

     

     

     

    Skittle’s Bar Graph

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Red

    Purple

    Yellow

    Orange

    Green

     

    Skittle’s Picture Graph

    Red

     

    Purple

     

    Yellow

     

    Orange

     

    Green

     

     

                       KEY -

     

    Analyzing Our Skittle’s Graphs

     

    1. How many Skittles do you have all together? __________________
      Show how you got your answer:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. How many purple and red Skittles do you have? _________________
      Show how you got your answer:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. How many yellow and green Skittles do you have? ______________
      Show how you got your answer: 

     

     

     

     

     

    1. How many more _______ Skittles do you have than _______ Skittles?  Show how you got your answer:

     

     

     

     

     

    1. How many more _______ Skittles do you have than _______ Skittles?  Show how you got your answer:

     

     

     

     

    Extension Activity

     

    Bar Graph Questions

     

     

    1. How many more people prefer fiction books than biographies?

     

    _____________________________________________

     

    2. How many people prefer non-fiction books?

     

    _____________________________________________

     

    3. How many fewer people like fiction than poetry?

     

    _____________________________________________

     

    4.  How many people are represented on this graph?

     

    _____________________________________________

     

    5.  Where would you place your vote on this graph?

     

    _____________________________________________

     

     

     Extension activity

     

    Weather Graph

                  Key: Each picture = 1 day

     

    Answer the questions about the graph.

     

    1) How many days were either rainy or snowy? Write an equation to show your work. _____________________________________

     

    2) How many more days was it cloudy than sunny? Write an equation to show your work. ___________________________________

     

    3) Kyle takes his dog for a walk in the morning when it is not rainy or snowy. How many days would he take his dog for a walk? _____________________________

     

    4) Vanessa says there are more cloudy days than rainy and snowy days put together. Is she right? Explain how you know.

     

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    5) How many fewer days was it snowy than sunny? Write an equation to show your work. ________________________________________

     

    Family Math Night Parent Evaluation
    Thank you for attending our Data Family Math Night. We value your feedback.

     

    1. What was your favorite part of Family Math Night?

     

     

     

    1. What would you change about our Family Math Night?

     

     

     

    1. What did you learn from Family Math Night?

     

     

     

    1. Additional Comments:

     

     

    Family Math Night Parent Evaluation
    Thank you for attending our Data Family Math Night. We value your feedback.

     

         1. What was your favorite part of Family Math Night?

     

     

     

         2.  What would you change about our Family Math Night?

     

     

     

         3.  What did you learn from Family Math Night?

     

     

     

         4.  Additional Comments: