Types of Graphs Teacher Resources
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Get on your Mark, Get Set, Go! Collect, Interpret, and Represent Data Using a Bar Graph and a Circle Graph.
Start this engaging data analysis study with a review of charts and graphs using the linked interactive presentation, which is both hilarious and comprehensive. Consider projecting it and having volunteers come up to complete various challenges.
4th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
This is a comprehensive lesson on creating and solving equations and systems of equations and inequalities. Problems range from basic linear equations to more complex systems of equations and inequalities based on a real-world examples. Solve inequalities by graphing on a coordinate plane and use the information to draw conclusions about feasability.
8th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Skeeters Are Overrunning the World
Skeeters are used to model linear and exponential population growth in a wonderfully organized lesson plan including teachers' and students' notes, an assignment, graphs, tables, and equations. Filled with constant deep-reaching questions and diagrams, this resource is a great cooperative learning, higher-order thinking, collaborative experience.
8th - 10th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Bar Charts & Pie Charts
Learn about life in the Arctic while practicing how to graph and interpret data with this interdisciplinary lesson. Starting with a whole group data-gathering exercise, learners are then given a worksheet on which they analyze and create bar and pie graphs involving information about Arctic animals.
3rd - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Graphing with Google Docs & Forms
Get to know your class and teach about data analysis all with the help of Google Docs. Using student-generated questions, create a class survey using Google Forms. Reserve time in the computer lab for learners to complete the form and, amazingly, Google will compile and graph the responses automatically!
K - 3rd Math CCSS: Adaptable
"If global warming is real, why is it so cold?" Distinguishing the difference between weather and climate is important when it comes to understanding our planet. In these activities, young scientists look at the climate patterns in a variety of locations, graph the data, and examine the geographical features such as mountains or oceans that affect a given location's climate.
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Rockefeller's Revenge: Exxon and Mobil Unite
Study the impact and possible outcomes of the Exxon-Mobil merger in your language arts, social studies, or economics class. Secondary learners evaluate a series of graphs, write a paragraph interpreting the data, and engage in class discussion of mergers after reading a New York Times article.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Using Linear Equations to Define Geometric Solids
Making the transition from two-dimensional shapes to three-dimensional solids can be difficult for many geometry young scholars. This comprehensive lesson starts with writing and graphing linear equations to define a bounded region and calculating the areas and perimeters of the space.
9th - 11th Math CCSS: Designed
Weather Graph Data
Teaching young mathematicians about collecting and analyzing data allows for a variety of fun and engaging activities. Here, children observe the weather every day for a month, recording their observations in the form of a bar graph. When they are done, the class discusses the data they collected, answering questions and comparing the number of days each type of weather was observed.
K - 2nd Math CCSS: Designed
8.EE.8.A Graphing Systems of Equations
Three tasks are presented to your middle school math aces in which they write linear equations, insert values for x and y, graph the solutions, and note the points of intersection. The learning exercise is neat and user-friendly. Two of the three involve real-world scenarios.
7th - 9th Math CCSS: Designed
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor
What better way to engage children in a math lesson than by talking about ice cream? Using a pocket chart or piece of chart paper, the class works together creating a bar graph of the their favorite ice cream flavors. Learners then work collaboratively in small groups answering a series of questions about the data they collected, referring to the graph to support their answers.
Pre-K - 2nd Math CCSS: Designed
Camouflage!: Collecting Data and Concealing Color
Help young scholars see the important role camouflage plays in the survival of animals with a fun science lesson. Starting with an outdoor activity, children take on the role of hungry birds as they search for worms represented by different colored pieces of yarn.
2nd - 5th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Ridin' Along In My Automobile
Will you make a profit? Young learners try to answer the question, "If you buy a car now, can you sell it later and make your money back?" They peruse car magazines and create a chart (sample chart is included) that includes the year and price of the car they chose.
3rd - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
The United States is a large country with many different climates. Graph and analyze temperature and rainfall data for Sacramento and Washington DC as you teach your class about the characteristics of Mediterranean climates. Discuss the factors contributing to California's unique weather, identifying other regions around the world with similar conditions.
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Air: The Math Link
Inflate this unit on the science of air with these math skills practice and word problems. Accompanying the children's story Mr. Slaptail's Secret, this resource covers a wide range of math topics including the four basic operations, identifying fractions, reading time, estimating mass, and analyzing bar graphs.
1st - 3rd Math CCSS: Adaptable
Systems of Linear Equations
Middle and high schoolers solve systems of equations relating to money and explore substitution and elimination strategies. In this activity, pupils review The Chicken and Pigs problem and compare their solutions with the graphing solution.
8th - 11th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Application Task 6.EE.9
Young mathematicians apply their knowledge of algebraic equations to examine the cost of Sally's U Tunes membership in this problem solving exercise. Given the initial membership fee and the cost per song, students must write an equation, complete a table, and create a line graph that represents how much Sally is paying for her music.
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
New Review Determining Coordinates: Graphing Patterns
Building on their prior knowledge about patterns, this series of worksheets introduces young mathematicians to graphing in the coordinate plane. Using written descriptions of different numerical patterns, learners create sets of order pairs and practice plotting the points to create line graphs.
4th - 6th Math CCSS: Designed