Model for your students how to use bar graphs using this Smartboard lesson. Point out the important parts of the graph. Then do some graphing activities together like favorite m & M color, what bus they ride on. Finally use bar graphs to ask comparing questions. Last slide is a link to an online graphing game. This is a nice companion to my Graphing is Great PowerPoint. Created by dijobaker.
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