# Math Box Homework- Graphing

Posted by Mrs. Ting on September 4, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Graphing- Math Homework Box (Sep.8-25)

**Line Graphs:**

1. Hours of T.V.

*Create a line graph showing how many hours you watch television each day of the week.

*Across the bottom of the graph, write each day of the week

*Along the side, write the hours of t.v. watched

*Draw a dot to show the amount of hours watched each day

*Connect all the dots with a line going from the left to the right

*Discuss why some days you watch less t.v. than others

2. Hours (minutes) of Video Games

*Create a line graph showing how many hours you play video games each day of the week.

*Across the bottom of the graph, write each day of the week

*Along the side, write the hours of video games played

*Draw a dot to show the amount of hours played each day

*Connect all the dots with a line going from the left to the right

*Discuss why some days you played more hours than others

3. Phone Bill

*Find the last six months’ phone bills (or other monthly bills)

*Ask your child to make a line graph to help you compare what you paid each month

*Across the bottom of the graph, write each month

*Along the side, write the dollar amounts

*Draw a dot to show the amount of money spent each month

*Connect all the dots with a line going from the left to the right

*Discuss why some months were more expensive than others

**Bar Graphs:**

4. Calories

*Have your child find the number of calories in each serving of 4 different foods, such as a bowl of soup, a glass of milk, a piece of bread, and a serving of rice. This information is given on most food packages.

*Have your child write down the four types of food along the bottom line of a bar graph. *The student should draw a bar above each type of food to show the number of calories in each serving.

5. Temperature

*Have your child write down the daily high temperat ¡ure for 5 days. (help your child get this information from the newspaper, t.v., radio, or internet).

*Have your student record the information on a bar graph.

*Ask your child some questions about the graph:

a. Which day had the highest temperature?

b. Which day had the lowest temperature?

**Playing Cards:**

6. Graph the Cards

* Count out 30 cards and Make a Frequency Table

*Use tally marks to record how many cards are hearts, diamonds, spades, and clubs

For example, hearts III = 3

diamonds I= 1

*Create a graph to show your results

**Internet:**

7. Woodlands Math

* Go to Foothills Web Page

*Click on Math Links and then Woodlands Math Zone

*Scroll down to “Data and Probability”

*Choose “Graphs”

*Select “Reading Pie Charts”

8. Problem Solving of the Day

*From the Foothills Web Page, select Math Links

*Scroll down to “Rainforest Math”

*Put in user name: rfm7952

*Put in password: dirt 35

*Select grade 4

*On the bottom row, select DA +TA (it’s write above the tab that says “Menu”)

*There are four different types of graphs you can practice (choose one of the pictures on the left hand side)

**Dice:**

9. Range, Median, and Mode

* Create a data box by rolling the dice 11 times and writing down the numbers you roll (add the dice together to create larger numbers)

* Rewrite the numbers in order from greatest to least

* Find the RANGE by subtracting the largest number rolled and subtracting it by the lowest number rolled

* Find the MEDIAN by finding the number in the middle of the group

* Find the MODE by writing which number comes up the most in the data box

Example: I rolled the following numbers…..

12 11 10 10 9 8 6 5 5 5 2

Range: 12-2= 10 Median: 8 (the number in the middle) Mode: 5 (the number that occurs most)

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