Friday, April 27, 2012

Reading Tables/Graphs Practice




I happen to be in the computer lab and saw our awesome media specialist teaching a third grade class how to read tables and charts (while at the same time introducing students to the website www.factmonster.com - a child friend research site).

She had the children pull up First in US Cities from the site and gave them a series of questions that could be answered by reading the table.

It was a fun lesson and gave students some good practice reading tables and charts prior to their state testing.

I went through the science section of the almanac and under weather there were several tables and charts from  wind chill to lightning deaths that could be used as part of a science classroom which would easily allow the integration of technology and math (especially if you have children compare the data).

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