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Stem and Leaf Plot
Old 10-02-2010, 08:47 AM
 
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I teach 5th grade math. We are getting ready to start stem and leaf plots. Does anyone have any fun hands on activities to complete a stem and leaf plot?? I would love to have them in cooperative groups or something like this going on?

Any suggestions of activities would be great!


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Hold Your Breath
Old 10-05-2010, 06:55 PM
 
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I do an lesson from the old "Used Numbers" curriculum on holding your breath. It's pretty basic but lends itself well to stem and leaf because the range is so broad.

Day 1: Discuss what they are going to do (time each other holding their breath). Try it whole-class. Divide into groups to come up with a process. Groups share ideas and class decides on best way to gather data with fewest variables.

Day 2: Gather data. Discuss. Make a line plot to prove its impracticality for this data. Then, teach stem and leaf.

That's the bare bones--good luck!
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