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Problem-Solving Applications: Use Functions and Graphs
Upper elementary and middle schoolers examine a graph that compares water temperature during 10 minutes of heating. They use the information from the graph to solve two word problems and then write an explanation of how they solved the problem. An example of the problem solving process is provided.
Favorite Colors Bar Graph
For this bar graph worksheet, learners vote on their favorite colors, fill out a bar graph, and answer questions about it. Students answer 11 bar graph questions.
All About Graphs
Students practice organizing data by creating graphs. For this statistics lesson, students survey the class about favorite colors and create a bar graph using the data. Students complete a test based on pet and animal statistics.
Can Photosynthesis Occur at Saturn?
Students identify the different requirements for photosynthesis to take place. In this space science lesson, students simulate conditions in Saturn to investigate if photosynthesis is possible there. They use data and observations collected to formulate a conclusion.
Interpret a Line Graph ELL 15.3
In this interpreting a line graph worksheet, students review information about reading a line graph and observe a line graph to answer true and false questions about it. Students answer eight true and false questions.
Misleading Graphs ELL 7.5
In this identifying synonyms and antonyms worksheet, students read descriptions and examples of synonyms and antonyms and then read illustrated cartoons using synonyms and antonyms in context and list the bold faced words as synonyms or antonyms. Students categorize five words.
Reading the Newspaper
Learners read the newspaper. In this newspaper lesson, students become familiar with the various parts of a newspaper. They read specific parts, highlight important information and summarize what they read.
The African American Population in US History
How has the African American population changed over the years? Learners use charts, statistical data, and maps to see how populations in African American communities have changed since the 1860s. Activity modifications are included to accommodate grades 3-12.
THE EASTER BUNNY GETS READY! PICTURE GRAPH
In this graphing worksheet, learners read a picture graph about colors of Easter eggs and then answer questions about the graph.
Making Predictions from Data with a Graphing Calculator
In this making predictions from data instructional activity, students solve 15 short answer problems. Students determine average miles per gallon given data on miles traveled and gas used. Students make predictions using the data and a line of best fit.
Complete the Graphs
First, second, and third graders make pictographs. There are four graphs to complete, and the answer sheet is included. Consider providing your learners with special needs two sets of stickers to use, instead of requiring them to draw the pictures.
Make practicing sight words a game! Using a set of high-frequency word flashcards, partners time each other to see how many words they can read in one minute. They place correctly read words in a yes pile and incorrectly read words in a no pile. Once a minute is up, partners count the correctly read words and record on a chart (pictured but not included). Switch off and repeat a few more times to increase speed and accuracy. This can be differentiated easily by using difficult or simple words. Consider having levels kids can work up to.
Adding Up the Snow
In this reading and interpreting a pictograph worksheet, students use the graph to answer comprehension questions. Students answer 5 multiple choice questions.
Integrating Computer Literacy into ABE
Students examine different parts of the computer and utilize the keyboard, mouse, printer drives, disks and CD's. They explore an Operating System which allows them to locate, open and close files and they are introduced to word processing and spreadsheets. They research the Internet and write a letter via E-mail.
Students work together to complete an online Math Hunt that challenges their problem-solving skills and provides opportunities to further social studies or science understanding. They present their answers to the class and the processes used to get these solutions.
Responding to A Sound of Thunder by Writing PowerPoint Presentations
Students, after reading "A Sound of Thunder," create a PowerPoint presentation about time travel. They study and utilize a graphic organizer to assist them in preparing to deliver an oral presentation next and finally they print their research to be handed in to be evaluated.
JUMP: How to Find Averages of Your Activities
Students discover ways to record data and calculate averages. In this measurement lesson, students repeatedly perform a physical activity while recording the data. Afterward, the students evaluate their data with a chart and find their averages.
Young scholars become familiar with soil types and how land can be used. In this land resources lesson, students discuss which areas are good for specific crops and the importance of the climate in those areas. Young scholars create a list of ways land can be used. Students study a map key to understand soil types.
Grand Grocery Graphs
Students experience creating their own graphs on graph paper and the computer program "Graph Club." They approach this task by utilizing food as their primary source for the activities. In addition, they interact with their peers as they explain their graphs to them and answer any questions they may have about their graphs.
Straight Line Graphs
Students review the techniques of plotting and reading points on a grid. They identify why facts explaining how to read coordinates as well as the importance of the order in which the coordinates are given. Individual practice of equations begins after the instruction has been given.