Friday, November 5, 2010

Guppy Graphs

This is a Math interactive bulletin board that teaches the basics of graphing. This is a great way to teach students how to look at data and analyze their findings using a bar graph! Perfect for teaching greater than and less than in its most basic form. Here are the products I used...
  • PAC57340 - Magenta Fadeless 24X12 Paper
  • T92408 - Sparkle Fish Scalloped Trimmer
  • T8086 - 100 Day Fish Bowl BBS
  • CTP5184 - White Small Horizontal Calendar (Cut the header with the days of the week off and taped 2 of them together).
  • CTP4628 - Poppin' Patterns Uppercase Letter Stickers (used for the numbers on the graph).
  • CTP1228 - 7" Poppin' Patterns Punch Out Letters
  • HYG43317 - Assorted Square Pocket Chart Cards (used as cover ups for graph, but post-its would work well too).
If using post its is not possible, another option is to laminate the graph and let students color in the graph with wipe-off markers. The large fish in the set come with the number 10 on them, if you think this will throw your students off, you can always find creative ways to cover them up. As with some of the other centers, include a pocket with a graphing worksheet to be completed by the student. This will help you determine if the center is effective. The directions I typed up using a font I downloaded for free online. The directions read...

- Count all the similar fish.
- Graph your findings.

Happy Fishing!

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