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Charts and Graphs for Learning

Updated on June 29, 2015

Let's Make a Graph, Mom!

We were studying the instruments of the orchestra, and my daughter had an idea to make a poll of people's favorite composers to add to her lapbook. I asked her a few questions, and she said, "Wait a minute. I know just what I want. Let me go get the book." She came back with Bart's Amazing Charts in her hands and showed me the pictures of poll results and bar graphs.Wow!

What an opportunity to use math in a real world application--living math-- and at her request! This was a teachable moment I could not pass by. Please help her learn how to make graphs by participating in the five polls below.

We've finished this project. You may vote just for fun if you'd like. For more information about our orchestra and composers unit study visit Music Lapbook.

The Book that Started This Project

My daughter read this book and was inspired to create this polling project.

Bart's Amazing Charts (Hello Reader! Math Level 1)
Bart's Amazing Charts (Hello Reader! Math Level 1)

This is a living math book. It teaches about charts and graphs within an engaging story.

 

Cross-Curricular Charts and Graphs

Turning graphs into mini-books

We used a variety of graphs to create the mini-books for our Music lapbook .

More Mini-Book Graphs

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Math Pie Chart GraphFavorite Instruments PollFavorite Composers Graph
Math Pie Chart Graph
Math Pie Chart Graph
Favorite Instruments Poll
Favorite Instruments Poll
Favorite Composers Graph
Favorite Composers Graph

Printable Helps for Graphing

Graph paper is perfect for creating tidy bar graphs, and fortunately, there are many options for free printable graph paper online. Download a few and be ready for your next graphing experience.

These are all very cool sites for creating an attractive, full-color graph with the data you enter.

Make a Graph Online

Maps, Charts, Graphs & Diagrams - Teacher Created Materials

Maps, Charts, Graphs & Diagrams (Grades 3-6)
Maps, Charts, Graphs & Diagrams (Grades 3-6)

Exciting hands-on activities teach students about making and reading maps, charts, graphs, and diagrams.

If you prefer an instant download, this book is also available at CurrClick in Ebook format.

 

Charts and Graphs Ideas - from other homeschooling moms

Great Graphs, Charts & Tables That Build Real-Life Math Skills

Great Graphs, Charts & Tables That Build Real-Life Math Skills: High-Interest Reproducible Activities  (Grades 4-8)
Great Graphs, Charts & Tables That Build Real-Life Math Skills: High-Interest Reproducible Activities (Grades 4-8)

Ready-to-reproduce, high-interest charts and graphs that teach real-life skills.

 

Give us Some Data for This Poll

Do your children enjoy creating graphs?

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Scholastic Success With Charts, Tables, and Graphs

Scholastic Success With Charts, Tables, And Graphs Workbook: Grade 5-6
Scholastic Success With Charts, Tables, And Graphs Workbook: Grade 5-6

Designed for grades 5-6, this book covers bar graphs, line graphs, tables, charts, pictographs, time lines, and more in fun, ready-to-reproduce activity pages.

 

What is your favorite instrument in the orchestra?

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Which of these is your favorite composer?

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Which of these is your favorite style of music?

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Which one of these is your favorite animal?

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What is your favorite type of ice cream out of these choices?

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      i love to play my xbox

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      That was fun. Thank you.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      GREAT idea!! Your mom has been successful in our number 2 reason for homeschooling. She has taught you the love of learning. I would love to see the results of the poll. Please have your mom post a picture when you finish.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Thanks for the poll! It was fun.

      ~jammie at

      http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/heartmatters

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      That was really fun! I hope that your lapbook turns out great!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      That was cute! :)

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I'm Westward's daughter. I have my own blog: www.homeschoolblogger.com/bakinggirl

      I enjoyed taking your polls!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Most of my favorites are not there! French Horn is my favorite orchestra instrument. Favorite animal is a guinea pig and favorite ice cream/sherbet is coconut! Favorite music is worship or contemporary Christian.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Thanks! That was fun!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      We have a dog, named Bryn. I play piano too, so that's why I choose it. It is my favorite instrument.

      Thank you for doing the poll. It was fun.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      this was interesting

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      That was fun I love to take part in polls. Thanks from New Zealand!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      My mom sent me here. (nsremom) thanks!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      My mom sent me here. (nsremom) thanks!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I'd like to tell you that we go to bed when you get up and we get up when you go to bed. So you're probably going to bed right now!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      My mom made me do this...I kept saying electric guitar for fave instrument, but it wasn't an option...and I prefer vanilla ice cream, again not an option....hope this works for ya anyway

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      When I clicked on your link to take a poll, it seemed like it was already completed. My answers are: 1)Harp 2)Tchaikovsky 3) Classical 4)rabbits 5)Strawberry

      The last lapbook I did was an orchestra lapbook too. I didn't do a survey, but did a listening response graph to a piece of music.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      This was fun, thank you from Franklin, Tennessee.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      picluvinmom my mom helped me take this poll.Kassidy is 4 so she took the fun ones and I did the music ones for you.

      Brandi

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Hi from the Drews family in TX.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      From Henderson, TN. I like the pictures on your mom's blog. I am going to China next year!

      jnjinchina54@hotmail.com--(my mom's e-mail)

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      hi people waz up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Hi,

      The idea of online polling is great.And Iam interested in polling online.

      Feel free to visit my masonguide blog

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      What a fun topic! Thanks for including me.

      Cindy

      www.homeschoolblogger.com/westward

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      Evelyn Saenz 8 years ago from Royalton

      I loved voting in all the poles!

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      Lee Hansen 8 years ago from Vermont

      The polls make instant graphs ... what fun! I'm featuring this at Star Charts for Kids.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thank's that is very good.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Perhaps too fast for kids to grasp on the first time around, but this speech includes some amazing charts & graphs. I especially like the first chart of life span and family size as a great example of how powerful a good graph can be.

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