Using Jan Brett's Postcards to collect data,
work with an Excel spreadsheet,
 create graphs, and interpret graphs


    Students will work from Jan Brett's Postcards page, collecting data as to how many cards are under each category.  Students will place a tally card under the correct category on a flannel graphing chart for each.  The student, given grid paper, will collect data on a given topic of his/her choice and construct a bar graph showing the results.  A title and key will be included.  The student will read and interpret data represented in bar and picture graphs.  Students will place a tally card under the correct category on a flannel graphing chart for each. 
 Collect Data One
Collect Data Two
Collect Data Three


      Use an Excel spreadsheet to record data and create a bar graph that summarizes collected data.  Working with the teacher, students will key in totals for each category in an Excel spreadsheet.   After completing, the teacher will demonstrate how simple it is to convert a spreadsheet to a bar graph.   Students will use the chart to analyze the data and finally the teacher will create questions related to the bar graph for students to answer. 

  Excel Spreadsheet


      Students will use the chart to analyze the data and finally the teacher will create questions related to the bar graph for students to answer.  The students will communicate through application software.
     Create a 1 to 2 page document using word processing skills,  writing process steps, and publishing programs.  Use simple computer graphics and integrate graphics into  word-processed documents.   Create simple databases and spreadsheets to manage  information and create reports.    Use local and worldwide network communication systems. 



Created by Shirley Wilborne

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