Have a Fall apple tasting with your class while promoting Math skills. I created this product to use in a self-contained elementary classroom, but it could be used in a Pre-K, Kindergarten, homeschool, or elementary inclusion setting.
This activity covers graphing, reading and interpreting graph information, and greater than/less than. Students taste apples, choose their favorite, and then share with the class. Depending on the age/grade/ability level- each student can record as students announce their choice, or you can create a large class-wide graph on the board for students to copy onto their own sheets.
Included are three different "size graphs" . . a 30 row, 20 row, and a 10 row (for self-contained, homeschooling, and a small group setting) for various class sizes/environments.
Instructions for easy usage:
1- Allow students to taste test red, yellow, and green apples.
2- Take a poll of students who like which color the best, by allowing each student to tell the entire class.
3- Record a class tally on the board and/or large graph.
4- Give each student a blank graph and allow them to color apples at the bottom.
5- Have students record data from the board, or as each classmate tells their favorite apple.
6- Determine and record <, >, and = data at the bottom.
This activity could be done as a whole group or at small group tables.