graphing Archives - Mary Kienstra

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The Survey Project

By: Mary Kienstra on: May 22, 2016  in: #tlap, graphing, math engagement, , ,

What do you do at the end of the school year when the standard is data analysis?  Create a survey project!  It makes perfect sense.  Kids will care much more about analyzing the data that they collect than about any data presented in the text.  Let them create their own. Take a survey. Create a […] Read more


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Ratio and Proportion: Supersized!

By: Mary Kienstra on: December 7, 2014  in: graphing, ratio, real world math

NCTM published an article called “Rethink your Drink” by Caroline B. Ebby (November 2013, Vol. 19, Issue 4, Page 242) describing a project where students analyze the sugar content in popular beverages.  This project engages students in finding the ratio of sugar to drink, representing the sugar content with sugar cubes, and graphing the various representations.  It’s […] Read more


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Pi Day Party Report

By: Mary Kienstra on: March 22, 2014  in: Engagement, fun, graphing, JFF, Math, pi day, pi day party

Everyone loves a math party!  Our pi day parties were late this year, but that didn’t matter.  I changed the celebration to include 2 days this year, since last year was too rushed all in one day.  This year is worked out very well – and we all had fun! Day 1:   Students brought […] Read more