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 Lakeside Joined: Oct 2009 Posts: 5,260 Senior Member
Lakeside

Joined: Oct 2009
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Graphs
10-27-2010, 04:21 AM
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What tips do find most helpful for teaching graphs (bar graphs, pictographs, line graphs) to students who are not visual learners?

 careerchanger Joined: Feb 2007 Posts: 211 Full Member
careerchanger

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Put them in the graph
10-27-2010, 10:28 PM
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Start simple by having the students arrange themselves in a line by height. Take a picture. Make plain paper copies and have them create a bar chart by drawing rectangles around each person and labeling each rectangle with the person's initials. For a little more useful graph, have them arrange themselves by birth month. Each month group completes their part of a pictograph on the board. I've also had kids use ones and tens blocks to build a true 3D bar graph.

 Lakeside Joined: Oct 2009 Posts: 5,260 Senior Member
Lakeside

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11-01-2010, 04:46 AM
 #3

Thanks, a human graph sounds like a really fun lesson!

And I think I'll try the blocks, too.

Anyone else? - especially tips to give individual students struggling with homework that reqires reading graphs and answering questions.

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