Bloomin' Bud Glyph

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In this math lesson, learners practice reading charts and graphs by creating and interpreting glyphs. Learners use a Glyph Interpretation Sheet to construct flower-shaped glyphs that reveal information about themselves and their interests. Learners interpret and compare each others' glyphs to discover what things are the same and what things are different. As an extension, learners can make bar graphs, line graphs and/or pictographs.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per student)

  • Glyph Interpretation Sheet
  • 9 X 12 white or manila construction paper
  • Glue
  • Die cut shapes (1 inch yellow and orange circles; green stems [straight and curved]; 1 inch red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple triangles; green leaves; green grass [2 inches x 6 inches and 4 inches x 6 inches]; and yellow suns)
  • Teacher/educator glyph (optional)
  • Graph paper (optional)
  • Rubric for graphs (optional)


  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
    • Representation

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nature and Environment


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

Includes assesments for student learning:

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