## Math: Graphs and Charts

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# Graphs, Charts, and Division

Division With Remainders Active-ity
This active-ity will get kids moving as it teaches division with remainders. (Grades 3-6) 08/13/2010

Collecting Winter Data: Make a Snowperson Glyph
A colorful snowman glyph will reveal how your students feel about winter. (Grades K-6) 08/11/2010

Charting Life Expectancy
Compare ages of people in yesterdays obituaries to national life expectancy figures. (Grades 4-12) 08/10/2010

Graph That Skyscraper
Explore the 100 tallest buildings in the world. (Grades 3-12) 07/27/2010

Rockin Fractions
Use Queens rockin beat to teach students how to convert decimals to fractions. (Grades 4-12) 07/21/2010

Come on Down! Game
The Come on Down! game provides practice for math, spelling, vocabulary skills and more. (Grades K-12) 07/21/2010

Beanbag Math
Use this simple game to reinforce math facts and other math skills. (Grades K-5) 07/19/2010

Ones, Tens, Hundreds: A Place-Value Game
By the process of elimination, students figure out the secret 3-digit number. (Grades 4-8) 07/19/2010

Its Groundhog Day -- Again!
Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? (Grades 3-8) 07/16/2010

My Food Pyramid for Kids
Whats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? (Grades K-5) 07/15/2010

Insulation Information
Hands-on activity helps students find the best insulators. (Grades K-8) 07/14/2010

Marshallow Math
Practice reading, writing, counting, and adding numbers 1-8. (Grades K-2) 07/12/2010

Pumpkin Math
Pumpkin predictions and measurement math. (Grades 3-8)

Facing Fire Facts

A Smoking Bar Graph
When do people start smoking? Read the graph and answer the questions. (Grades 3-12) 07/12/2010

Fraction Card Games
Four different card games provide fraction practice and reinforcement. (Grades 3-12) 07/09/2010

5-Minute Mug Cake (An Easy Chocolate Gift)
An easy recipe makes a great holiday gift for kids to give. Best of all, its chocolate! (Grades K-12) 07/08/2010

High and Low Temperatures (A Monthly Bulletin Board)
Plot daily high/low temps on this bulletin board. Follow-up activities included. (Grades K-12) 07/08/2010

The Secret Card
This simple game reinforces the concepts of greater than and less than. (Grades K-6) 07/08/2010

What Is Your B-estimate? (Making Best Estimates)
Estimate the number of kernels on an ear of corn. Plus more estimating challenges! (Grades 2-12) 07/02/2010

Taking Stock in the Stock Market
Track the ups and downs of the stock market -- and the reasons for those fluctuations too. (Grades 4-12) 07/02/2010

U.S. Presidents: How Do They Measure Up?
Is the history of our presidents height a short story or a tall tale? (Grades 3-12) 06/30/2010

Math on the Move
Reinforce any math skill. Get kids moving with this math active-ity. (Grades K-12) 06/27/2010

Comparing Temperatures: Summer Vs. Winter
Calculate the difference between average summer and winter temperatures for 15 locations around the world. (Grades 3-12) 06/25/2010

Penny Power
Pennies can be used for everything from teaching probability to challenging students creativity. (Grades 3-12) 06/25/2010

Oink! -- A Math Game
Students aim to hog all the cards as they practice math skills. (Grades K-12) 06/22/2010

Sum of the Square
Practice adding a column of numbers. (Grades 3-5) 06/21/2010

Turkey Hunt Math
Stage a turkey hunt that reinforces number sequence and other math skills. (Grades Pre-K - 5) 11/13/2006

Graphing Names in a Historic Cemetery
Tally and graph the most common names found in a local historic cemetery. (Grades 2-8) 10/03/2006

Monarch Butterfly Migration Map
Create a map to illustrate the migration of monarch butterflies. (Grades 4-8) 09/29/2006

Meet Mr. Gallon

Around-the-Room Review
The "around the room" review game engages everyone. (Grades K-12) 07/27/2006

Popcorn Math
Use popcorn to teach a wide range of math concepts. (Grades K-8) 07/25/2006

Teaching Students to Tell Time: Three Resources for Busy Teachers
Three activity sheets develop, reinforce time-telling skills. (Grades K-5) 07/21/2006

Magic Sum
Learn a "magic" trick as you practice two-digit addition. (Grades 3-8) 07/20/2006

Got the Time? (Math Word Problems)
Word problems put students' time-telling skills to practical use. (Grades 3-8) 07/10/2006

Four Corner Fun: A Review Game
Multiple-choice questions are center stage in this review activity. (Grades Pre-K - 12) 06/30/2006

Global Economy: A Simple Activity
Explore where in the world things we use come from. (Grades 3-12) 06/29/2006

Just a Minute!
This activity helps students put one minute in perspective. (Grades K-12) 06/19/2006

"Mind Reader" Math Trick
A math-based card trick to convince their friends that they can read minds. (Grades 3-12) 06/05/2006

The Million \$ Mission
Calculate the quickest way to earn \$1 million in one month. (Grades 3-12) 05/23/2006

How Many Blades of Grass in a Football Field?
A sample count helps students estimate the total amount of grass. (Grades 4-12) 05/12/2006

Team Up for Time Telling
Use a fun online tool for a class telling-time competition. (Grades K-3) 05/10/2006

"Two Diamond Baseball" Review Game
This "baseball" game can be used to reinforce skills in any subject. (Grades K-12) 05/04/2006

"Visual Fractions" Game
Create a classroom fractions competition using a Web-based game. (Grades 3-8) 05/02/2006

Charting Historical Gas Prices
Does gasoline eat up more of a person's paycheck today than it did years ago? (Grades 6-12) 04/10/2006

Egg Hunt Reinforces Math, Language Skills
Do it indoors -- or take kids outdoors for a fun learning activity and a little exercise. (Grades K-8)

H2O to Go
Sponge relay race offers a fun way to learn math (measurement) skills. (Grades K-8) 03/20/2006

The Great Egg Roll Online Project
Join schools from all over the world for a fun springtime activity. (Grades Pre-K - 8) 03/15/2006

Fact-O!
Practice math facts with this game of skill and chance. (Grades K-12) 03/10/2006

Graphing Our Snacks
Graph the fat content of favorite snack foods. (Grades 3-12) 03/03/2006

Let Your Fingers Do the Estimating
Estimate the number of phone listings in you local telephone directory. (Grades 3-12) 02/28/2006

Holiday Greeting Cards: A Graphing Activity
Create a graph to show the holidays that account for the highest greeting-card sales. (Grades 3-12) 02/06/2006

Broken-Heart Matching Game
Reinforce many skills with this Valentine's Day broken-heart matching game. (Grades Pre-K-12) 02/03/2006

Coin Count & Classification
On Lincoln's birthday, make, test a prediction about how 100 pennies will sort by decade or year. (Grades 3-12) 01/25/2006

Fun With Calendars
This lesson combines algebra and fun with calendars. (Grades 6-12) 01/19/2006

Busted!
This game can be adapted to reinforce math skills, vocabulary, much more. (Grades K-12) 01/18/2006

If the World Were a Village
A popular picture book leads to lessons in multicultural awareness, graph-making, more. (Grades K-12) 01/16/2006

Chinese New Year: A Simple Lesson in Debt, Percent, and Loan Interest
A Chinese New Year tradition lends itself to a simple lesson in percent and loan interest. (Grades 5-12) 01/12/2006

Power Problem
Calculate losses caused by a snowstorm. (Grades 3-8) 01/11/2006

Around the World
A simple and fun game for reviewing math facts. (Grades 1-6) 01/05/2006

Balloon Math: A Game for All Levels
This game combines physical activity and math reinforcement. (Grades K-8) 12/30/2005

Coin Count & Classification
Make, test a prediction about how 100 pennies will sort by decade or year. 11/18/2005

Leaf Weight-Loss Plan
Weigh a container of leaves daily; how quickly does it grow lighter? (Grades 3-8) 11/08/2005

Thanksgiving Feast (Read the Charts)
Learn about where some Thanksgiving feast foods are grown. 11/03/2005

Graphing Greenery
Plot on graph paper the coordinates for the shape of a leaf. (Grades 3-8) 11/02/2005

Money Math Match
Hunt for the classmate who holds a bag of coins of equal value to yours. (Grades K-5) 10/21/2005

Real math: Figure out how much those Yellow Pages ads cost. (Grades 3-12) 10/20/2005

What Did It Cost in 1903?
Compare prices of goods today and 100 years ago. (Grades 3-12) 10/13/2005

Water Use Around the World
Students compare their water use with water use in other places around the world. (Grades 3-12) 10/12/2005

Graph the Results: Applesauce Taste Test
A fun fall activity -- make three kinds of applesauce, hold an applesauce taste test. (Grades PreK-8) 10/05/2005

Weekly Math Challenge
Set up a "Math Challenge Center" in your classroom. (Grades 3-12) 10/03/2005

Motherhood Math: Mothers in the Workforce
Answer questions about a "Mothers in the Workforce" table. (Grades 3-12) 09/27/2005

Create a Graph Online
Students create beautiful graphs with an easy-to-use online tool. (Grades K-12) 09/23/2005

Tracking Fall's Falling Temperatures
Reinforce many skills by tracking falling temperatures this fall. (Grades 3-12) 09/16/2005

"Photograph Math" Word Problems
Students write their own math word problems and stage photos to illustrate them. (Grades K-12) 09/07/2005

Puzzles With Partners
A fun reward activity involves puzzles and cooperative groups. (Grades K-12) 09/06/2005

Candy Colors: Figuring the Mean, Median, and Mode
Count candies by color; then calculate mean, median, and mode. (Grades 3-12) 09/01/2005

Guess-timating Fun
Fun activity reinforces concepts of estimation, number lines, mean, median, and mode. (Grades K-12) 08/29/2005

ZIP Code Math
Students add or subtract to solve ZIP Code math word problems. (Grades 3-12) 08/24/2005

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who Needs Math in Life at All?
A fun bulletin board helps students explore how they use math in their lives. (Grades Pre-K-12) 08/16/2005

Math Madness: A Game for Small Groups
Adapt this active game for any math skill you are teaching! (Grades K-12) 08/10/2005

Roman Numeral Math
Solve simple math problems using Roman numerals. (Grades 3-12) 08/09/2005

A Math Game for Reinforcing Computation Skills
This dice-and-math game provides practice in many math skills. (Grades K-12) 08/02/2005

Bowling Math
Keeping score of a bowling match is a fun way to learn math. (Grades 3-8) 07/27/2005

Area Code Mathematics
Solve math problems based on telephone area codes. (Grades 3-12) 07/25/2005

Math Magic
Students impress others by calculating a person's age. (Grades 3-12) 07/22/2005

Four Corner Fun: A Review Game
Multiple-choice questions are center stage in this review activity. (Grades Pre-K - 12) 07/12/2005

Popcorn Math
Use popcorn to teach a wide range of math concepts. (Grades K-8) 06/28/2005

Teaching Students to Tell Time: Three Resources for Busy Teachers
Three activity sheets develop, reinforce time-telling skills. (Grades K-5) 06/27/2005

You Can Count on Spelling
"Scrabble spelling" offers spelling and math practice. (Grades K-12) 06/24/2005

Music Math: Create a Clapping Symphony
Use fractions as you create a clapping symphony. (Grades 3-12) 06/22/2005

Just a Minute!
This activity helps students put one minute in perspective. (Grades K-12) 06/14/2005

Sunrise, Sunset: Quickly Go the Days
Why does Alaska have less daylight than your state has? (Grades 3-12) 06/08/2005

How Does Your Tree Measure Up?
Work in groups to calculate the height of a tree. (Grades 3-12) 06/07/2005

Spelling Counts!
Create and solve codes based on the numerical values of spelling list words. (Grades 3-8) 05/19/2005

H2O to Go
Sponge relay race offers a fun way to learn math (measurement) skills. (Grades K-8) 05/13/2005

Fact-O!
Practice math facts with this game of skill and chance. (Grades K-12) 04/22/2005

Students track, graph the amount of junk mail their families receive. (Grades 3-12) 04/08/2005

Charge!?
Compare the features of three different types of credit cards. (Grades 9-12) 03/29/2005

Earth from Space Maps
Use maps from space to create large local, U.S., or world maps. (Grades 3-12) 02/24/2005

These math problems demand logic, common sense, creative thinking. (Grades 3-8) 02/16/2005

Fun With Calendars
This lesson combines algebra and fun with calendars. 01/11/2005

Secret Agent Stan
Help Secret Agent Stan figure out the crime by doing his math. (Grades 3-8) 12/17/2004

Got the Time? (Math Word Problems)
Word problems put students' time-telling skills to practical use. (Grades 3-8) 12/14/2004

"Concentration" Review Game
Create a Concentration-style review game for any subject. (Grades K-12) 12/13/2004

Design a Navajo Rug -- A Lesson in Symmetry
Create a Navajo rug; a lesson in symmetry. (Grades 3-8) 11/29/2004

Multiplication Bee
Stage a "Multiplication Bee." (Grades 3-5)

Fun With Numbers
Use Lakota Indian number words to solve math problems. (Grades 3-5) 11/12/2004

Around-the-Room Review
The "around the room" review game engages everyone. (Grades K-12) 11/05/2004

Cutting Costs With Coupons
Clip newspaper food coupons, add up the savings. (Grades 3-8) 11/03/2004

Magic Sum
Learn a "magic" trick as you practice two-digit addition. (Grades 3-8) Math 09/28/04

Probability with M & Ms
Explore probability; predict the occurrence of each M&M color. (Grades 3-8) 09/22/04

Use musical note values to complete math problems. (Grades 3-8) 09/20/04

And You Thought Gasoline Was Expensive!
Compare the cost of a gallon of gas to a gallon of other liquids. (Grades 3-12) 09/15/04

Review Game
This review game can be adapted to any subject, any grade. (Grades K-12) 09/09/04

The Million \$ Mission
Calculate the quickest way to earn \$1 million in one month. (Grades 3-12) 08/30/04

Around the World
A simple and fun game for reviewing math facts. (Grades 1-6) 08/25/04

Let Your Fingers Do the Estimating
Estimate the number of phone listings in you local telephone directory. (Grades 3-12) 08/12/04

Math BINGO
Adapt the game of BINGO for reviewing math facts. (Grades K-12)