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From: Suzanne (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Nov 09, 1998 at 18:52:07
Subject: Re: Math lesson plans/activities on transportation

Kristi,

For the early grades you might want have the students create a graph showing
the means of transportation that they use to get to school.  An easy, yet
effective, method of graphing is to set up the various headings i.e. school
bus, bicycle, car, walk, etc. and then have students use Post-It notes with
their name on them.  They can just stick their note on the appropriate column
and form an instant bar graph.  They can then go through an analysis of the
data and do some predictions of the data for other classes or from the whole
school based on their own data.  The headings for this would vary from
location to location.  Some students use public transportation in the city
and some near water might even use a ferry or a boat.  This would also form a
basis for a language connection if the class would write to another class in
another part of the country and compare data.

I am sure there are many activities that can be used.  This is just one idea.

 -Suzanne, for the Teacher2Teacher service

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