Graphing is one of those skills that needs to be included in instruction all year long. If you try to “cover” it in a 2-week unit, you just can’t really do it justice. I’ve rounded up a few online resources you can incorporate into your math workstations to keep graphing front and center.
Topmarks: Interpreting Data This interactive activity takes data gathering through all the steps from collecting data with tally marks, to organizing the data, to graphing it–both with a bar and pictograph. It does not, however, have the students answer questions about the graph, but you could easily have the kiddos write some. Students can choose additional questions–best subject in school, what job you want when you grow up, type of pet at home, etc.–so they can use this website multiple times.
Toy Theater: Fruit Fall This is really more of a game, but it does graph the number of each type of fruit the player catches in the basket. There is also a fishing version of this activity that features a horizontal pictograph.
If you know of other great resources, please add them in the comments!
|Graphing Fraction Benchmarks|
|Shake and Spill with Graphing|