If you teach graphing for grades 4 through 8, check out this unique packet based on Illinois plants and animals. Your students can learn while having fun as they graph the state records for the largest fish, the wingspan of Illinois birds, the height of prairie plants, the most valuable trees (based on current sawmill prices) and snakes. Don’t let the last category scare you off. What better way to get reluctant students interested in math!
This packet contains data sheets, graph paper and answer keys for five topics/activities. Each can be done in less than 30 minutes. Please use the packet to substitute for regular bar graphing activities.
Students are encouraged to compare their height and arm span to some of the plants and animals. Personally, my height is closest to Ironweed, a gorgeous, reddish-purple, prairie wildflower. My arm span is between a wild turkey and a turkey vulture.
This is a new packet at a low introductory “draft” price. Price will rise later in the school year. I am offering it as a Word document so you can modify it to meet your needs.
Thanks for checking out my Teach Illinois materials. Your questions and comments are always welcome.