My students loved going outside to see how many laps they could go around the half basketball court. Then, they tried to run as fast as a horse but didn't quite get there. When we got back in the classroom, I showed them the graph and they were shocked to see how many laps the jet could do in 1 minute... 400! (I paper clipped the bar for the jet because it would have been on the ceiling if I stapled it straight up. It was to scale though.)
The speech bubbles you can see all over the graph were made on my cricut. I used the cartridge "George and Basic Shapes" and made the biggest possible speech bubble and then a silhouette version to go inside. I laminated them so we could write on them and use them again and again. They had to write a statement about the graph and I was so proud of some of the comparing statements. Look at what some of my little first grade smarties said:
I love it! I had made some extra for a year that I might have more students, and when they saw them they kept asking if they could make another statement. :-) I will definitely be using this again!
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