We are smack dab in the middle of our state testing. On our off days, I wanted to give kids a break from our usual routine. But, I really wanted to keep them reviewing! And that is where this graphing project comes in! I have done it for the past two years and it is always a student favorite.
I break the class into groups of 4-5 students. Each group must come up with a survey question and answer choices for their question. After I have approved the questions and answer choices, the group will go around the class and survey their classmates. I like to give them a class list to keep track of who they have asked and the person's response.
After they have completed the survey, the group works together to put their data into various graphs.
I have my students make a tally graph, a bar graph, a pictograph and a line plot graph. The groups also write a paragraph to summarize their data. (Yay, integrating writing into math!)
I love listening to my groups work. By this point in the year, they are such great collaborators! I can hear them offering suggestions and coming up with ways for each student to participate.
After the graphs and writing are complete, the groups make a poster with them. I just give them a big piece of white butcher paper and markers. Then I let them be creative! They never fail to impress me!
Now you can mix in a little speaking and listening by having the groups present their posters to the rest of the class. Everyone is always interested in the data collected!
This is a great way to get kids moving, thinking, creating and working as a team! Plus, they are demonstrating their understanding of the various types of graphs. WIN! WIN!
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