Maths Activity - Celebrations
This activity is excellent to do at the beginning of the year to find out more about the different cultures of the children. This activity involves finding out about the occasions the children in the class celebrate.
On a class list, ask each child about the different occasions they celebrate. Depending on the age of the children, the children could actually survey themselves.
With the information, model to the children on the mat how to organise the information and present it as a graph. Ask the children to share and compre the ways have organised and presented the same information. Discuss the different formats the children used to present the same information. Focus on selecting formats that can be easily understood by others. When modelling and discussing with the children, emphasise using the mathematical language to explain the procedure used to collect, represent and interpet information.
Different graphs to explore:
References: Mcmillan Resources