Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I "Moustache" You A Question... {Free Graphing Activity}

Hey there! So we've been heavily reviewing math topics across the spectrum in preparation for our upcoming state assessment.  Our brains have been full of double digit regrouping talk and word problems galore.  I wanted to touch on graphing this past week because I know there will be a few questions on our state test involving collecting and interpreting data.  I desperately wanted to lighten my math block up a little bit too {all that deep math talk before spring break was starting to get to me...} so we finished up our week with a fun graphing activity.

We joined in on the moustache craze and had a little fun with it.  :)

First, I took these adorable pictures while my kiddos were brainstorming questions they could survey their classmates on.


Then, I gave them free reign of the classroom so they could poll their friends.  A few of them even asked me to weigh in on their questions....how sweet of them to include their teacher!


 Lastly, they took their collected data and created a bar graph to display their information.  We double-checked to make sure our bar graph matched our data and then glued our cute pictures at the top.  Here are a few finished products:

This activity worked well as a quick assessment for me too because I could easily see who understood tally marks and bar graphs.

You can grab your own copy of this activity for free here or by clicking the picture below.  Don't forget to leave me a comment! :)




30 comments:

  1. We just talked about this in one of my classes....what a great activity, I really like how you incorporated the mustaches!!


    ✰Amber
    Sparkles, Smiles, and Student Teaching

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  2. Great activity. Thanks! Oh, I just gave you an award. Come over and check it out.
    Petersons-Pad

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  3. I saw this on pinterst and followed the link over here! you have an adorable blog!


    I just became your newest follower


    I would love for you to join be in all the fun and follow my blog too!-Ms. Patterson

    Pocket Full of Kinders

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    1. I'm so glad you found me! I love your blog too! :)

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  4. Love this idea! I bet the kids were very excited.
    Thanks
    Tonia
    Mrsvento.blogspot

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    1. The first few that had their pictures weren't too sure about the whole thing...but once everyone saw everyone else's pics...they couldn't stop giggling! :)

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  5. I "moustache" you, how do you find time to create so many fantastic freebies? Thanks for sharing and linking up with TBA's Freebie Friday.
    Teaching Blog Addict Admin

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    1. Hilarious! :) I figure if I'm taking the time to create for my classroom I might as well share it for others to benefit too! I try to make it a point and link up every Friday because I love TBA! Thank you! :)

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  6. This is adorable! I'm sure just cutting and using the mustaches took their mind off of the test! You have such great ideas... that's why I gave you the lovely blog award! Come by my blog to check it out:
    http://aturntolearn.blogspot.com/

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  7. So cute! I bought some stick-on mustaches at Dollar Tree the other day... Now I know what I'll use them for! :)

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  8. I just found your blog and that wonderful moustache graphing activity. It couldn't be more timely for my class. I'm getting the camera ready. Also, I'll add a short writing piece with it to so that my graphers can analyze their results. Thank you for giving freely!

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  9. Super cute!! Thanks for linking up over on my blog!
    Hugs,

    Rebecca
    Teaching First

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  10. This is an adorable activity. Thanks so much for sharing.I'm definitely going to do this:)

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  11. I used this one today with my 2nd & 3rd grade multiage class. They loved it. It was a spur of the moment thing, instead of playing a Heads Up 7Up type game, and I'm really glad I had it. Thank you for the freebie!

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  12. This is so cute! I love your blog!!! :) I'm doing this next week in the class that I am in for my college methods class!

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  13. I absolutely love this idea! What a great way to relieve the tension of preparing for a state test while still learning!

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  14. Wow! This looks like so much fun. I want to do it right now! :) Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Thank you so much for this graphing review activity! We enjoyed it so much. I linked your blog with your button on my blog to give you credit. There's a good pic of our classroom Sock Monkey sporting his moustache!

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  16. We are learning about the letter M in Kindergarten this week. This will be fun.
    We are going to make "m" with "many marvelous moustaches."

    Thanks!

    Sara

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  17. Love, love, love this! Thank you so very much for thinking of such an awesome way to teach this concept!

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  18. I saved this in my pinterest last year during my student teaching and am finally getting the chance to use it in my very own 2nd grade classroom! My kiddos have been so excited to see what fun activity I have planned for graphing! Thanks for the freebie! I know they would love the opportunity to be silly!

    Ashley @ That's So Second Grade!
    www.secondgradeparadise.blogspot.com

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  19. I LOVE this:) I actually made something very similar from your idea for my 3rd graders. I am working on changing the title so I can share and sell it. I wold LOVE to give you a copy for giving me such a fantastic idea! I will be blogging about it tomorrow!

    Tonya
    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

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