Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Tally Charts and Bar Graphs topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Family Graph

Have your child take a survey of your family members or friends. Your child may want to discover where family members would like to take a vacation or a trip, their favorite restaurants or cuisine, or whether or not they would like to have a family reunion. Help your child create a tally chart and a bar graph to display his or her findings. How can your child use the data that he or she collected? Brainstorm different ideas together and write them down.

Community Findings

Together with your child, visit the U.S. Census Bureau website and look for information about your community. How many people live in the community? How many children? Then look at the historical data for your community and analyze how those numbers may have changed over time. Help your child draw conclusions about how the community has changed over time. Is the population getting bigger or smaller, or has it stayed roughly the same size? Explain to your child that surveys and graphs help people understand information and draw conclusions.