There's something about taking a learning experience outside that always makes it extra special. That's why I love to, when possible, set a math lesson that involves nature.
This nature hunt idea is a fun way to do a lesson on data and graphs. As you can see from the image, I chose to do this with a bar graph. However, the type of graph that you wish to explore can easily be changed with this simple outdoors idea.
What you will need:
Step 2: Make A Graph
Step 3: Share & Reflect
At the end of a math lesson I like to take a few minutes to share and reflect. Invite students to share their nature hunt results with the class by presenting their graphs. Encourage students to ask the presenter questions such as:
I hope your kids enjoy this activity.
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Here's another fun graphs activity that you may also like . . .
Engage and motivate your students to practice and review graph skills with this fun Math Mystery, the 'Case of The Greedy Gnome!'
Students will be required to complete tasks involving graphs to unlock important clues that will help them solve the case.
An optional video hook is available to set the stage to engage.
Click your grade level to learn more about each resource packet.
Not sure what a math mystery is? Do you want to know more about how to use them? Check out the video below.
You may also like to read this blog post
'Five Easy Ways to Use Math Mysteries in your Classroom.'
Still not sure if a math mystery is something you want? Try a full FREE math mystery available to download from my TPT Shop. The link will redirect you to where you can download the multi-grade bundle. It is free to register if you don't have a login with TPT.
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