Use your students’ enthusiasm before winter break to complete graphing activities. Incorporate graphing into these holiday-inspired activities that will engage your students.
“The Twelve Days of Christmas” is a great start to this unit. Listen to the song, sing it together, or read the lyrics and find the total number given for each gift. Use the information gained here for the next worksheet to create a bar graph for each item. Color each bar a different color. Want to work on adding larger sums? Use a table of given prices to find the cost of each day’s gifts and a grand total of the true value of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”
Students can complete a data collection assignment too. They may be inspired to develop their own Christmas-themed question and collect data or use one of the given questions. Before surveying other students, they must think about options for their respondents to choose from. After gathering their data, students analyze their results by creating a bar graph or pie chart.
Practice coordinate graphing with a picture of a Christmas tree. Using the list of ordered pairs, students must plot each point in order and connect the dots. Graphing paper is included that will work perfectly with this picture. Coordinate pairs are all in the first quadrant. An example picture of the final product is included.
The final activity is a Christmas pictograph. Copy the colored paper dice, cut and fold into dice. Students will love the faces, which include reindeer, snowmen, even cute penguins. Roll the dice and tally your results. Then use the tally information to create a pictograph of the results.
11 pages in the packet refers to the actual pages to print and handout. The packet is 20 pages in total, with answer key, etc.