Sunday, August 19, 2012

One of my goals for this school year is to focus on math more.  I always feel like I do a much better job with reading and language arts, so I spent a lot of time this summer researching math ideas.  One thing I read about is Daily Data.  Have you ever heard of it?  Basically, your students will answer a question and collect data as a whole group on Monday (a class graph, Venn diagram, tally table, etc.)  This data stays the same and is displayed all week.  Students will use the data to complete the other parts of Daily Data throughout the week.  On Tuesdays, students will represent the data in a different way.  For example, if you used a bar graph on Monday, they may show the same data as a tally table.  On Wednesdays, students will analyze and write about their data  I am starting with one observation and one inference at the beginning of the year.  On Thursdays, students will write a number story, word problem or number sentence about the data.  And on Fridays, students will represent the data in a different way from Tuesday.  It only takes about 10-15 minutes a day and students will gain valuable skills in data collection and analysis.  I have developed a packet that corresponds with the Daily Data model, called August & September:  Daily Data Companion.

In this packet I have included:
*a full page question poster

*cards for use with Monday's data collection (on chart paper or in a pocket chart)

*a variety of graphic organizers for collecting data
(some are full page and some have 2 to a page, depending on the amount of info)

*and 2 written response sheets for each question.

As a back to school gift for you I have uploaded all of the pages you see here as a FREE sample.  Please click here to download the document.  I would love for you to try it out with your kids and let me know what you think.  Happy teaching!


  1. Thanks, I'm heading over to your blog right now to check it out. :-)


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