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# Cube Toss Graph
Spin, Build, and Graph
Class Book of Graphs
Spin, Tally, and Graph

Spin, Tally, and Graph

Students work independently after a mini lesson on spinning, tallying, and graphing results.  They spin their spinner, tally the results, and then create a bar graph.  After another mini lesson about how to read a bar graph and interpret results, students spend time reading their bar graph and interpret their data.


  • Pencils

  • Transparent Spinners 

  • Spin, Tally, and Graph Recording Sheets  

Class Book of Graphs

Students sit in two rows facing each other.  Tell the class that they will be creating a new class book. The pages will be graphs, and today they will be working to complete the graphs.  Distribute the class graph pages (one per student).   Explain that each student will have a different graph (question).  Instruct students to sit knee-to-knee and to ask their partner the question and to allow their partner to respond by filling in their response on the graph sheet.  Once both partners have responded, have one group move one space down and the last person in line comes to the front.  Repeat the procedure.  Once finished, allow time for students to read/share their information gathered from their page's graph.   Assemble the book!


  • Pencils or Crayons

  • Clip Boards

  • Graph Print Outs  

#s Cube Toss Graph

Students roll the dice, count the dots, and record their roll on the number cube graph sheet.


  • Pencils or Crayons

  • Dice

  • # Toss Graph Recording Sheet  

Spin and Build

Students spin, identify the color, add onto their building and record their spin on the LEGO graph recording sheet.


  • LEGO Blocks

  • LEGO Color Spinner

  • LEGO Block Graph

  • Crayons



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