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2015 - 2016 Unit 4

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Unit 4: Data Analysis

Unit Overview

  • Students engage in all the phases of data analysis as they pose questions, collect and sort information, and make representations of data as a way of sharing their findings with others. They work with Venn diagrams and line plots, and they read and interpret a variety of representations of numerical and categorical data. Students are also assessed on fluency with the +10 addition combinations


Big Ideas

  • Sort, represent, and interpret data
  • Tell time to the hour and half-hour
  • Solve problems involving money

Vocabulary for Unit 4

I Can Statements

Essential Questions


How are graphs used?

Graphs convey data in a concise way.


How are numbers represented?

Numbers can represent quantity, position, and relationships.


What are efficient ways to count?

Counting finds out the answer to “how many” in objects/sets, and the method depends on the size of the quantity being counted.


What are properties of whole numbers?

Numbers can be classified by their attributes.


How do mathematical operations relate to each other?

Operations create relationships between numbers.


What are flexible, effective, and efficient methods of computation?

Flexible methods of computation involve grouping numbers in strategic ways.


What are units of measurement for time and money and how are they used?

Standard units provide a common language for communicating measurement accurately.


What do good problem solvers do?

Mathematical problem solvers apply a variety of strategies and methods to solve problem situations and can support their solutions with reasons and evidence.


What are attributes of two-dimensional shapes?
Two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects can be described, classified, and analyzed by their attributes.