(we like to get the smaller candy heart boxes from Target)
Next, the students use the actual candy hearts to complete the graph. Too many times teachers skip to the pencil portion of graphing. Remember, hands-on opportunities are key! Don't cheat your math lesson by skipping this step. In this example Cessy had her students graph by using an X for each candy heart. Yes, graphing this way takes a bit longer, but certainly worth the extra time.
Now that you've spent so much time prepping, sorting, and graphing, why not take it one step further?! Give your students an opportunity to analyze the data. Yes, kinder students can analyze. No, it doesn't happen the first time,...or the second time. Analyzing data is something that students develop with constant practice. Glyphs can do the same thing.