Friday, April 18, 2008

fun with bar graphs, you heard!

I found a great book at the library on the "new books" shelf. I love that shelf because everything is shiny, crispy, and new. (Go ahead, roll your eyes, I know I'm a little nutty when it comes to books) Anyway, the book is called Bar Graphs by Vijaya Khisty Bodach. It is part of an early elementary math series. I *love* it and will be searching for the other books in the series on our next trip to the library. It has great explanations and pictures. Graphing is always a little fun, but seeing pictures of graphs that other kids made is "kinda cool", according to Miss O. Needless to say, we *had* to make a graph. Well, it was so warm yesterday that we decided to make a bar graph outside.

one - choosing our topic

two - gathering the data
three - graphing the data
four - the finished bar graph

See, making graphs *is* fun! Pictographs are next!

We are going to make a pictograph about "favorite fruits" so please leave a comment to tell us what your favorite fruit is out of the following choices...bananas, oranges, blueberries, strawberries, apples, or grapes.


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~ANG said...

Thanks Kim - we missed you at the library this week. See you soon!

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Zoƫ said...

m- strawberries
e- blueberries
a - strawberries

Anonymous said...

Mel- apples
Greg- grapes
Greyson- strawberries
Shelby- grapes

we love fruit! what about graples? they are quite tasty and yet not on the list of choices...

Anonymous said...

I like the graph study.
I like so much fruit its hard to choose but at this time it is oranges.
Big Gramma