The book is called Hands-On Math! Ready to Use Games and Activities for Grades 4-8. (Long title... I know... BUT it is sooooooo worth it!!!)
Now that I have done my endorsement-unfortunately I am not getting paid :) --let me tell you about the idea!!
Focus Leslie..... Line Graphs....
So the idea for the concrete method was to buy a peg board, and using golf tees, plot coordinates. Then use some yarn to make your line for your graph!! After reading I had a huge smile on my face..... YES!!! This is what my students NEED!!! So I went to Lowe's (puffy heart them), and bought a sheet of peg board for $10. They cut it for FREE into 8 sections of 24"x24". Each group can have a board. Then I raided my husband's golf bag.... and finally found some yarn in my closet. This project cost me $10.77 (tax included).
|I am going to put a container under each peg board so it gives the golf tees room to go through the hole.|
|Plot your coordinates using golf tees. You can use adding machine tape or sticky tabs to place numbers on the rows and columns.|
|Up close look at tees.|
|Next, get your yarn.|
|Tie it once around the first peg.|
|Go around all your pegs in the correct order, and then.....|
|You have your CONCRETE model of a Line Graph!|
Happy Teaching and "Crafting"!!!