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Classroom Idea: Graphing Favorite Books


Math, Science & Technology

Grade Levels

Elementary, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade


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Mathematics Resource Guide with Core Curriculum Writing Team


Let students bring their favorite books to class and show them to each other. Have them discuss ways in which the books are similar or different. Have them choose one category of difference and sort the books on those categories. The books can be put on a large floor grid and the teacher can then ask questions about the number of books in each category.


Mathematics Resource Guide with Core Curriculum Writing Team. “Classroom Ideas.” Mathematics Resource Guide with Core Curriculum, New York State Department of Education, 38.

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