Reading Bar Graphs

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Interactive Math Lesson - Reading Bar Graphs

Students will practice reading bar graphs in this online math activity geared toward second grade. Questions in this math lesson are presented in fill-in-the-blank format and multiple-choice format. Each question presents a custom bar graph that is easy to read, along with an accompanying question. Children will gain confidence and proficiency in reading bar graphs as they work through this interactive math activity.

Here are a few types of bar graph scenarios students might encounter in their math practice: "The students in Mr. Belseth's class voted on their favorite snacks. The graph below shows how many students voted for each snack. How many students chose fruits and vegetables in all?" Or "The children in Nature Club voted on their favorite seasons. The graph below shows how many children voted for each season. How many children chose winter?" Students can click on the "Hint" button if they need a little extra help interpreting the bar graph. When they answer the question incorrectly, a detailed explanation page will appear with the correct answer and a step-by-step guide for how to obtain it. This way, students move through the lesson having learned from past mistakes.

Several key features in this second-grade bar graph lesson help students make the most of their math practice time. A progress-tracker in the upper-right corner of the practice screen shows students how many questions they have answered out of the total number of questions in the lesson. A score-tracker lets students know how many questions they have answered correctly. In the upper-left corner of the practice screen, a speaker icon indicates the read-aloud feature. Kids can click the button and the question will be read out loud to them in a clear voice. This is a great option for ESL/ELL students and students who prefer auditory learning. All features built into I Know It math lessons are designed with students' success in mind!

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We hope you will give this second-grade bar graph lesson a try today! Be sure to explore more second grade math lessons in our online collection too.

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This interactive math lesson is classified as Level B. It may be ideal for second grade students.

Common Core Standard

2.MD.10, MA.2.DP.1.2, 2.10D
Measurement And Data

Represent And Interpret Data.
Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put- together, take-apart, and compare problems4 using information presented in a bar graph.

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