This resource utilizes a simple daily math activity which allows students to generate a representational bar graph using clothespins; plus, it includes 58 sample questions along with 14 possible discussion questions that will guide students to correctly interpret and gather data from the bar graph. The six page handout explains how to label and use the clothespins together with detailed directions and visual representations. (Attendance is a natural byproduct of this activity.) A suggested bibliography of selected books about graphing is included.
Set up of the Handout...
1) Page #2 gives the specifics on how to label and use the clothespins and make the chart. Preparation is minimal and the cost of materials is nominal.
2) Pages #3 and #4 list 58 sample daily questions.
3) Page #5 lists 14 possible discussion questions.
4) Page #6 is a bibliography of 19 books that talk about or include graphing.
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