Friday, April 18, 2008

fun with bar graphs, you heard me...fun!

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.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sam-apples
Kim-grapes
Morgan-grapes
Madeline-grapes
Sadie-strawberries
Esther-grapes

~ANG said...

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

Tracey said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and participating in my contest. Post about the contest on your blog and leave me a comment that you did so and you can have a second chance to win a craft apron! Nice to meet you and Good Luck!

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