Monday, July 27, 2015
MTBoS Love - Graph of the Week
Kelly Turner has this great site. I can not find her on twitter, so if you know her personally, convince her to join. Then tell me about it so I can follow her.
She posts a graph with reflection questions every week during the school year. I like to use these as warm-ups with my 9-12 students. She asks students to look at a new, relevant, and interesting graph. Students practice reading the graphs to answer questions like: What is the topic of the graph? What do the axes represent? What observations can you make? What do you think will happen in the future?
Reading graphs is always a frustrating topic for me to teach. It seems like something that high school kids should be able to do, but it turns out they can't. I like to use this resource once a week to give my kids extra practice. We also discuss misleading graphs and bias.