Tired of always using paper and pencil to graph? Well try the ideas in this 15 page booklet that explains graphing while linking it to the Common Core. It gives ideas of how to easily gather and graph information, make comparisons of the data and correctly interpret the data using graphs made from common, ordinary items.
The booklet defines vocabulary and presents several different kinds of graphs (pictorial, line, bar and circle). Most of the ideas for graphing use "real" items. It is appropriate for grades K-8 and is based on the Conceptual Model of Development: concrete to pictorial to abstract. A suggested children's book list linking literature to graphing is included.