If you'd like to give your students a little something to think about without overwhelming them with homework over the holidays, this packet might be just what you need! Students record the outdoor temperature for 10 days in a row on a data chart, then transfer the information to a bar graph. A 7 question worksheet is also provided, which may be sent as homework or saved to do together as a whole class when the students return, depending on the grade level and prior knowledge about graphing. Basic questions such as "How many days were above the freezing temperature?" and more challenging problems (determine the average temperature of the ten days recorded on your graph) are included.
Also, there is a page with a brief summary of "Fahrenheit" vs. "Celsius" and the formula to use to convert from one form of temperature measurement to the other. This, too, may be done as a whole group lesson or sent as homework-whatever fits the learning needs of your students.
Although the packet was designed for winter break, I have included three pages with edited titles and/or phrases if you would prefer to use the material at another time throughout the school year.
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Winter Break Math Homework-Graphing the Weather using Fahrenheit Temperatures
by Amy Bratsos
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