Generating and Recording Data


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In this math activity, learners use a "function machine" to collect and organize simple data. The function machine in this case is a cardboard box and the input/output data are paper fish. Learners will differentiate between input and output data and look for patterns.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 6

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
      • Patterns
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
      • Probability
  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces
      • Machines

Informal Categories


  • Animals

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

Includes assesments for student learning:

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Utah LessonPlans

Rights:

  • All rights reserved, Utah Education Network in partnership with the Utah State Office of Education and Higher Ed Utah,