Make a Temperature Tracker
Sure, graphing math facts may not be as fun as karaoke or skating. But, as homework goes, it's a whole lot more interesting than organizing facts in a chart or numbers on a list. Even though "plotting," or marking a data point on the x-axis and y-axis of a graph can be both challenging and tedious, watching numbers take shape as meaningful data can be as rewarding and interesting as it is important for the statistical analysis of middle school and high school math.
By developing graphing skills and interpreting data, students are exercising key analytical skills. Here's a fun at-home activity that will help your child strengthen these skills using high and low temperature data, and become a master temperature tracker!
What You Need:
- Access to an on-line weather website (such as weather.com or accuweather.com) or a daily newspaper