Progressions for the Common Core State Standards for MathematicsProgressions for the CCSSM: Categorical Data in Grades K-3 and Measurement Data in Grades 2-5

Description: One of a series of documents describing the progression of a topic across several grade levels, informed both by research on children's development and by the structure of mathematics. A bar graph representing categorical data displays no additional information beyond the category counts. Thus, the given word problem could be solved without drawing a bar graph, just by using the category counts.

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