# Preschool Data Toolbox 4+

• Free

## Description

Supporting data collection, graphing, visualization, and analysis with preschoolers!

Collect data, create graphs, and analyze your findings with Gracie & Friends® in the Preschool Data Toolbox app! Choose one of our six investigations with preschool-appropriate research questions, or create your own investigations and turn them into a data story. These data collection and analysis activities help children to engage in meaningful mathematics while developing computational thinking and problem-solving, communication, and inquiry skills.

Features

- 6 investigations provided
- Collect data in the app
- Visualize data with pictographs, bar graphs, and tally charts
- Tools to analyze and sort data
- Drawing tool to annotate on top of graphs
- Graph comparison
- Slider to change pictograph to bar graph
- Discussion prompts to guide analysis and learning
- Data story feature to present your findings
- Teacher's Guide with lesson plans
- Alignment with research-based early math learning trajectories
- No in-app purchases

Learning Goals

This app and its corresponding data collection and analysis investigations are designed to help preschool-aged children practice and learn early mathematics concepts, engage with meaningful questions about the world around them, and use active problem-solving to answer these questions. Specifically, children will:

- Collect and organize data, create visual representations like charts and graphs, and use and discuss data to answer real-world questions
- Practice mathematical concepts like (counting, sorting, comparing, and ordering)

Early Math with Gracie & Friends® is a math-focused preschool curriculum supplement that includes resources for classroom and home use. The Preschool Data Toolbox app and the corresponding hands-on investigations were designed to support children’s data collection and analysis skills as well as their computational thinking. The app and hands-on investigations are based on rounds of iterative research and development with preschool children and teachers. Research has shown that the use of this app and hands-on investigations help preschoolers learn about data collection and analysis, and improve their mathematical knowledge.

Early Math Gracie & Friends® is not just apps! Our research shows the importance of engaging learners in hands-on, non-digital play. In fact, for every Gracie & Friends® app, we have created and researched around five hands-on activities!

Check them out at http://first8studios.org

About First 8 Studios @ GBH Kids

GBH Kids has pioneered children's educational media for decades. First 8 Studios @ GBH Kids is dedicated to carrying this pioneering spirit into the digital, mobile world. First 8 Studios creates mobile experiences to support the healthy growth of children from birth through age 8. At the heart of this work is a commitment to research-based development and an ongoing collaboration with teachers and children to give them a voice in the digital media development process. You'll find evidence of the big hearts and little fingerprints of our partners throughout each Gracie & Friends® experience.

First 8 Studios @ WGBH is committed to children's safety and well-being. No personally identifiable data is collected. For our complete Privacy Policy, please visit: https://first8studios.org/privacypolicy.html

Early Math with Gracie & Friends® and the characters and related indicia are trademarks of First 8 Studios @ GBH Kids. ®/© 2022 WGBH Educational Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

This Early Math with Gracie & Friends® app was produced by GBH Kids.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1933698. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NSF.

## What’s New

Version 1.0.1

Updated Teacher's Guide materials!

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## App Privacy

The developer, WGBH, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

### Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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