We began our Unit 6 in math this past week. Our first grade mathematicians are now sorting, organizing, and comparing data. What a blast!!
To start things off, we learned how to take random data and record it on a chart or graph. Crossing out each object as we add it to our graph helps us to be accurate in our representation.
After graphing the information, we were able to notice many things about the data we were studying. Which group had the most? Which group had the fewest? How many in all? And, we were also able to make comparisons – how many more or how many fewer. To compare our data, we drew matching pairs and then circled the magic number.
The magic number represents the difference between the two groups being compared. No matter if we are comparing how many more or how many fewer – the number is always the same (that’s why it’s magic!).
We can’t wait to learn more!