It's been a busy week for both kids and teachers! We managed to finish our unit on Graphing Data with a final look at Line Plotting. Third graders have not been exposed to this graph before so I tried to come up with several line plotting ideas to help them gain experience with creating them and analyzing results. This idea was their favorite. I was inspired by the game show, A Minute to Win It and decided to have my students try building the tallest pattern block tower they could in a minute. We would then count the blocks used by each group and graph/analzye the result.
Be forewarned: This activity also ended up being a reteach of using self control and level 2 voices! It was great fun though and kids did end up understanding this type of graph having been involved in making one themselves!
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