Dot plots and histograms for Special Education with digital activities



Total Pages 127 pages plus 52 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This unit on dot plots and histograms has over 100 pages and 52 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school. This unit mainly focuses on helping students understand, create, and interpret these two ways of displaying data. There are differentiated versions that use pictures and color-coding. There are also hands-on activities to give students practice creating their own dot plots with manipulatives. There are MANY opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on these very abstract and challenging concepts. This repetition helps students develop learning patterns. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

****This unit now has digital versions of most of the activities from this unit. There are 52 google slides and a movie version of the book.

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Dot plots and Histograms Unit Includes:

  • 10 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 20 page book with recorded power point (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 6 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Hands-on activities creating dot plots
  • Worksheets
    • Identify and labeling both types of graphs (includes digital version)
    • Creating/drawing dot plots (includes digital version)
    • Reading and interpreting both types of graphs (includes digital version)
  • Close worksheets to review concepts (includes digital version)
  • 2 Sudoku puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)

Most activities (not book) are in color and BW.


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

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