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Centers are an awesome way to get students practicing what they’ve learned in a variety of fun ways. Here are some great ideas I’ve come across for creating Graphing Math Centers for grade 3.
Identifying Graphing Elements:
It’s important that students are able to identify the types of graphs as well as all their parts. This will help them make meaning of the data presented to them. Here are some ways to get students to do just that:
Once students are done working together to identify the graphs, they can create their own graph as a group on chart paper (oh how they love to use chart paper!):
A Graphing Reading Center:
There are some amazing books about graphing available. How fun would it be to have a center dedicated to reading book about graphing! Yay for cross-curricular connections!
Good Ol’ Worksheets:
Let’s face it, worksheets are a great way to get students to practice graphing (even if it’s not the most creative idea). Here are some great worksheets to try making into a package, or to be used on their own:
Or save some paper (teachers are always in need of paper!) and use these task cards instead. Students can writer their answers in their math notebooks if they have one:
Students fall for all things 3D. It suddenly makes their work an accomplishment in their eyes! Thats why this 3D graphing exercise is a no brainer :).
Make It More Interactive:
Finally, here are some resources to help you along: