Multimodal Learning Environments Critique and Analysis

Multimodal Learning
Environments Critique
and Analysis
BrainPOP: Tally Charts and Bar Graphs
By: Kaitlyn Derrick
• The BrainPOP Jr. video on using tally charts and bar graphs
helps students better visualize what tally charts and bar
graphs are. In this video, Annie and Moby are deciding
where the class should go on their next class trip. They are
doing this by taking a survey to see where her classmates
would like to go next. An easy way to do this is by making a
tally chart. Annie gives us an example of how to use a tally
chart through the use of a survey on dinosaurs. At the end
she tallied up the total for each dinosaur and then
converted it into a bar graph. This really helped the
students visualize the relationship between the tally charts
and the bar graphs.
Screenshots of Tally Charts
Screenshots of Bar Graphs
Example Activities
Common Core Learning
• Grades 1
• Represent and interpret data.
• CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.C.4 Organize, represent,
and interpret data with up to three categories; ask
and answer questions about the total number of
data points, how many in each category, and how
many more or less are in one category than in
Connections to Moreno and
Mayer (2007)
Pacing Principle
“Students who had control over the pace of the presentation
performed better on subsequent tests of problem-solving transfer
than those who received a continuous presentation” (Mayer, R. &
Moreno, R. 2007. p. 319).
• Brain POP allowed students to go forward with the video, or if they
missed what was said, the students could rewind the video and relisten to what was said. “Students learn better when allowed to
control the pace of presentation of the instructional materials”
(Moreno & Mayer, 2007, p 316). Brain POP also allows students to
pause the video to check out what a tally chart and bar graph really
looks like. The student was not rushed and could take their time
with the manipulative.

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