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Graph the
Winning Times

Subject: Language Arts, Math
Grade: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12


Brief Description

Students create graphs of the winning times in the Iditarod, showing the times from the shortest to the longest.



  • learn about the winning times in the Iditarod
  • sequence the winning times from the shortest to the longest
  • create graphs showing the winning times.


Iditarod, winning times, musher, graph

Materials Needed


  • printouts from the sites listed in the lesson
  • graph paper
  • pens or pencils
  • ruler
  • computer(s) with spreadsheet program (optional)

Lesson Plan


  • Discuss general information about the Iditarod Sled Dog Race.
  • Distribute printouts of last year's standings and times and graph paper to students. Tell students to sequence the times from the shortest to the longest and create graphs showing the information.


  • If computers with a spreadsheet program are available to all students, have students create their graphs as spreadsheets.
  • Have students arrange their graphs by year.
  • For younger students: Have students work together in small groups to create their graphs.


Evaluate students' graphs.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Lois Lewis

National Standards

Language Arts:



Last updated 03/01/2012