Information Represented Graphically

In this series of lessons, students participate in activities in which they analyze information represented graphically. Students are asked to discuss, describe, read, and write about the graphs and the information they contain. The emphasis on using components of language is natural for students and helps them clarify the information depicted. Pictographs and circle graphs are used to display data. Students are asked to discuss the information and describe the data.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
GLE 0606.5.2
Interpret representations of data from surveys and polls, and describe sample bias and how data representations can be misleading.
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Learning objectives: 

Students will:

  • Identify and describe triangles.
  • Draw triangles.
  • Locate triangles in their environment.
Essential and guiding questions: 
  • Can you tell me how many sides each triangle has?
  • Can you find a triangle and count its sides?
  • Would you practice drawing a triangle in the air by watching me draw one in the air?
  • When you trace a triangle, what will you need to remember?
  • When you draw a triangle without tracing, what do you need to remember?
  • How many triangles can you find in the classroom without leaving your space? Can you describe the location of the triangles so that your classmates can find them?
  • What are some words you might use to describe the triangles found in the room?

Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
Extension suggestions: 
  • Move on to the next lesson, Geoboards.

Helpful Hints


  • Attribute blocks
  • Plain copy paper
  • My Triangles Activity Sheet