Interpreting Tables and Graphs

Intrigue learners by showing them that they can help save the planet—using math! Participants evaluate environmental data presented in tables and graphs. They must use the data to write a newspaper article in order to share the mathematical data in an organized form.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Review unit conversions before launching the activity
  • Allow learners to type paragraphs using word processers
Classroom Considerations

  • Reserve a few days in the computer lab so all learners can actively participate
Pros

  • Connection to real-world issues ties the material to pupils' own lives 
  • By providing a critical review of a newspaper article, pupils see cross-curricular ties to language arts
  • Provides grading rubric to score articles written by learners
Cons

  • Second link to Function Journal does not work, but the first one does