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Graphing Shoes

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Math Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center:

Math/Numbers/Reasoning

Topic:

Numbers

Content:

Mathematics

Area:

Cognitive

Age:

3 through 4 Years Old

Interaction:

Large Group

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Materials:

butcher paper
marker



Instructions:

1. In advance, use a marker to divide the butcher paper into three horizontal
rows. On the left-hand side of the top row, write “Sneakers.” On the left-hand
side of the middle row, write “Sandals.” On the left-hand side of the bottom
row, write “Boots.”
2. Read the names of the three types of shoes with the children. Find an
example of each shoe. (Many children may not be familiar with the word
“sneaker.”)
3. Have each child take off one shoe and, in turn, place it on the chart according
to its type. Count the number of shoes in each column.
4. Discuss which row has the most shoes and which has the least. “What would
our chart be like in the winter or summer? What if it was snowing?”
5. Return the children’s shoes. Note: It is important that the children leave one
shoe on so that you can easily identify the shoes and their owners.


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