Graphing Lesson Plans

Graph Paper Maker Reading and Creating Line Graphs
Graphing Worksheet Maker Reading and Creating Pictographs
Graphing Worksheets Reading and Creating Pie Charts
Math Graphing Workbook Ready to Graph Pack
Reading and Creating Bar Graphs Teaching Graphing Theme
Reading and Creating Coordinate Graphs  


  • A Bar of Many Colors- Students use colored candies to collect data, construct double bar graphs, and find averages.
  • All About Me Graphing- Students learn about collecting and displaying data by making graphs about classmates' characteristics.
  • Anyone for Lunch?- The student will use statistical methods to record and make inferences about real-world situations using graphs.
  • Apple Graph - To graph the results of apple-tasting after we have read a counting story about apples.
  • Apple Eaters- This is an entertaining, cooperative learning lesson where students have the opportunity to taste a variety of apples and to graph which apple is the most favorite. Students practice their speaking skills by explaining the results of the group graph.
  • Are You Coordinated?- Students learn how to locate coordinate points on a grid. They create a graph during the lesson and identify the coordinate points.
  1. C is for Cookie-A MEAN-ingful Graphing Activity- Students work in groups to dissect a variety of brands of chocolate chip cookies and calculate the mean for each brand. Students create their own bar graphs, pictographs, and line graphs to represent information.
  2. Candy Fractions- Candy Fractions is quite the treat for Fraction Fridays. Families donate bags of seasonal treats that the class estimates, counts, sorts on tree diagrams, names, and then graphs. Oh yeah, then they get to eat the treats!
  3. Collecting and Analyzing Data - This project requires students to conduct a statistical investigation to determine some typical characteristics of students in their class.
  4. Common Sense Cookie Shop- Children count and add money to shop for cookies. The lesson involves role-play, graphing results and cooperative learning.
  5. Coordinate Graphs with y-intercept - Students will graph lines using the y-intercept formula.
  6. Creating a Bar Graph - he learner will understand and use graphs and data analysis integration with school wide focus.
  7. Creepy Class Creatures- Children will have fun finding out which creepy crawlies are class favorites.
  8. Data and Graphing - Read survey chart,write tally marks on a chart to represent an answer, answer questions using tally marks on the chart.
  9. Data Management and Analysis- Elementary Level Ideas by Lillian Forsythe, Grade One Teacher.
  10. Displaying Data - Students will display data using bar graphs, histograms and line graphs.
  11. Doctor, Doctor, Give Me the News, I've Got a Bad Case of Loving Math- Tired of hearing, When are we ever going to use this again? Students will use their knowledge of graphing inequalities to solve this real world problem.
  12. Dog or Cat? - The students will be able to: complete a simple bar graph determine the likelihood of a certain outcome give examples of things that are possible/impossible.
  13. Drawing Bugs Game- Students explore probability by predicting the likelihood of rolling any one number on a fair die, graphing data, and analyzing the results of playing a drawing game.
  14. Easy Estimating-Easy Estimating introduces children to the fun of estimating and graphing while incorporating the concepts of less, more, and equal.
  15. Exploring Parabolas - The graph is a parabola Vertex of a parabola shifts of the parabola.
  16. Flavorful Graphing- This activity is a fun extension to collecting, graphing, and analyzing data. Students work for a fictional advertising company and are looking to find what customers will like in new products.
  17. Fractions & Line Graphs - Understanding fractions, decimals, percent, line graph.
  18. Game Day Graphing- Students produce data tables and bar graphs from given sets of information and then analyze and explain the data displays.
  19. Gathering and Using Data - The students will be able to gather data using a survey, organize and compile that data into both a tally chart and a frequency table, and use that information to make a bar graph and/or a circle graph.
  20. Graph It- Students use real life experiences (school Open House) to learn graphing skills and use technology for creating tables and graphs.
  21. Graphs Use Art and Math Lesson Plan- To develop and promote an awareness of the uses of art materials and concepts in the creation of visual information charts and graphs.
  22. Graph Paper Maker- Platinum Sample
  23. Graphing and Probability - Students will graph their data on a bar graph. Students will use the data to figure ratios and determine probability.
  24. Graphing Equations - Students will be able to graph linear equations using the x and y intercepts.
  25. Graphing Relationships - The activities in this chapter teach students the basic techniques of assembling coordinate graphs.
  26. Graphing Temperatures- The aim of this lesson is to teach students about temperatures in Celsius and Fahrenheit by graphing the high and low temperatures.
  27. Graphing Valentine Candies- The student will learn to organize and display information in bar graph form using appropriate labels.
  28. Graphing With Candy- The purpose of this lesson is to gather information and interpret the results using a tally chart, a table, and a bar graph.
  29. Graphing Worksheet Maker- Platinum Sample
  30. Grid (Graph) Paper: Small | Medium | Large | W/ Work Area
  31. Happy Birthday Class- Birthdays are important events in children's lives. This lesson integrates graphing and the use of calendars with their special days. This lesson plan may be used individually or with the unit All About Me. This is lesson plan five of eight included in the unit.
  32. Let's Graph It!- Students calculate the conversion factor between cm and inches by graphing the height of each student in cm and inches and finding the slope of the line.
  33. M & M Graphs- Graphing by coloring amount of M and M's Telling me what color they have the least of and the color they have the most of.
  34. M&M - Graphing Mean, Median, Mode - Students will be able to graph their M&M's by different attributes.
  35. Make a Living Graph- Children learn to translate a concrete activity into a graphic representation, in this case, a bar graph.
  36. Math Graphing Workbook
  37. Monster Graph Activity- Monsters are considered scary creatures, but this lesson will take the fear out of graphing. Student creates and draws conclusions from data found in a Monster graph.
  38. Now that's using your head!- A fun basic graphing lab, that examines if your head size is related to how high you can jump.
  39. Pizza Probability- Pizza Probability allows students to use graphing software in displaying the results of their gathered statistical data to make predictable decisions in suggesting the varieties of pizza to sell at a community fundraiser.
  40. Plotting Ordered Pairs 1- This lesson serves as an introduction to graphing. Students identify the origin and use the x- and y-axes to plot positive ordered pairs in the coordinate system.
  41. Positives and Negatives on the Number Line- Different kinds of numbers are used to stand for different things. There are positive numbers and there are negative numbers. Positive numbers are more than zero and negative numbers are less than zero.
  42. Reading and Making Graphs - The students will be able to identify parts of a bar graph, read a bar graph, and create their own bar graph.
  43. Sloping and Intersecting a Linear Function- This lesson discusses graphing, slope, x-intercept and y-intercept.
  44. Snack Time- In this activity, children will color the correct number of boxes in a graph to show their choices and then show their understanding of the graph's meaning through teacher-led class discussion.
  45. Solving Systems of Equations Graphically- Students solve a system of equations by graphing.
  46. Survey Says - Understanding the process of data management.
  47. Thanksgiving Food Drive - Student should be able to identify the different types of graphs and charts presented.
  48. Treasure Map Graph - Students learn how to plot coordinates on a geoboard to find hidden figures.
  49. Using Charts and Graphs - In this lesson students will become familiar with the use of tables, bar graphs, picture graphs, and flow charts.