Looking for graphing ideas, lessons, and activities? This page highlights three for you.
Graph of the Day or Week: I’ve created an e-book of sorts that explains this activity.
Spin, Tally, Graph: Students work independently (or in partnerships) after a mini lesson on spinning, tallying, and graphing results. They spin the spinner, tally the results, and then create a bar graph. After another mini lesson about how to read a bar graph and interpret results, students spend time reading their bar graph and interpret their data.
Class Book of Graphs: Students sit in two rows facing each other. Tell the class that they will be creating a new class book. The pages will be graphs, and today they will be working to complete the graphs. Distribute the class graph pages (one per student). Explain that each student will have a different graph (question). Instruct students to sit knee-to-knee and to ask their partner the question and to allow their partner to respond by filling in their response on the graph sheet. Once both partners have responded, have one group move one space down and the last person in line comes to the front. Repeat the procedure. Once all graphs have been finished, allow time for students to read/share their information gathered from their page’s graph. Assemble the book!
- Math Literature Links (Mentor Texts for Math Lessons)