Lesson Plan

Who Has the Longest First Name?

This Who Has the Longest First Name? lesson plan also includes:

Name that statistic! Classmates each write their name and the number of letters in it on a sticky note to place on the board. As a class, they determine the median, mode, and range of the name lengths, and create a dot plot of the data. They also act out a way to find the median by lining up on a number line made of tape.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the lesson during the first few days of school to help scholars learn each other's names
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires sticky notes and masking tape
  • Pupils should know how to make dot plots
Pros
  • Kinesthetic learners appreciate the movement portions of the activity
  • Shows sample data for instructors to reference
Cons
  • None