Say it with a graph (A copy of this post is available for download in Microsoft Word format: Click Here)
Creating and interpreting graphs of numerical relationships can be intimidating for students. While they may not be expected to create graphs in their every day life, they will certainly be expected to understand graphs they are presented with by advertisers or on the news.
This activity is intended to demystify the graph and help students gain an understanding of the underlying numerical relationships behind them. We will achieve this by removing the “scary part” … the numbers.
Suggested Use: The activity presented below could be used as a 5-min. warm up in class or as a creative extra-credit task.
At their core, graphs are just pictures.