Everyone learns in their own unique way and timing.
Some of us learn by doing, others by observing, still others by listening, reading and so on. Graphing is a cool way to present information in a visual way. From newspapers to cookbooks, magazines to mail flyers, graphs are everywhere. There are many different types of graphs - bar graphs, line graphs, pictographs, area graphs, pie graphs, and XY graphs.
Graphing is not only fun but very important for children because it gives them a chance to learn that one thing can represent another. Why is this so important? Graphing helps us to be able to assimilate data to make logical predictions and conclusions. Plus, using graphs can be fun.
In this resource, children will use simple graphing of five autumn themed playing pieces to teach children to use a bar graph.
To use: Simply print out sheets, cut apart, and you are ready to go. Five items are used (corn, apple, crow, pumpkin, carrot) and thirty turns of flipping a card piece are required to complete a game. Print out one game set per player.
This is a great hand-on resource to help teach about using bar graphs.
Focus: Using a bar graph
Themes: Autumn, harvest, fall, farming, crops, Thanksgiving