Graph It

There is something clean and simple and wonderful about a graph.  Add humor, and you’ve got a great advisory activity.


  1. Have students work together in pairs to choose one of the graphs above and discuss what does this graph say and how it says it. You might encourage students to look at the title, the x and y axis or the segments from the bar graph or the categories on a pie graph.  What is being compared?  Is the picture a story over time? What do the amounts on the charts represent? Does it show amounts in relation to one another?
  2. As  a whole group, brainstorm some topics for a graph of your own. What experiences have you seen that would be fun to show in a graph.  How would you represent it – a pie chart? A line graph?  A Bar graph?  Why?  Choose one of these, brainstorm numbers and percentages and draw the graph.
  3. Allow students to think about a graph they might create. (Their top 5 procrastination techniques, Ways their parents respond to a request for money, snack foods in a week…etc). and have them each do one that represents what is important/funny to them.  Use good graphing techniques.



Thanks Kari for the idea!

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