Introduce young learners to data collection with these engaging glyph activities that connect to year-round themes and concepts! As kids create and compare pictures that convey information about themselves, they"ll build important math skills, including representing, analyzing, and interpreting data, communicating findings, and making meaningful connections to the information they collect. Activities also boost critical thinking, vocabulary, and social skills. Lessons include step-by-step directions, easy-to-read legends, glyph patterns, and activities-such as using the glyphs to create graphs, charts, and Venn diagrams-that enhance and extend learning. Connects to NCTM standards!
The activities in this book are designed with the busy teacher in mind: all you need is a copier and a few classroom materials. The glyphs are presented season by season, beginning with fall, but you can do the activities in any order, or pick and choose those particularly relevant to your curriculum. (For instance, you’ll find a ladybug glyph in the summer section, but you might use it during an insect theme in spring.) You’ll also find an Anytime section with glyphs appropriate for any time of year!