Author:
George (Tommy) Jones
Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Middle School
Tags:
  • Button Graph
  • Counting
  • Probability
  • Ratios
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Graphics/Photos

    Education Standards

    Graph 100 Buttons

    Graph 100 Buttons

    Overview

    Working with Buttons is fun.  Students work hard when given tasks like this.  It gives them clear learning goals and gives them a product to display showing that they completed their work.

    Math graphing Buttons

    I made photos of some of my buttons for this math lesson.  In my classroom I have a lot of real buttons to make it really fun.  If you have buttons it is fun to dump them in a pile and watch students separate and work with them.

    Working with buttons with students.  There is a copy of an EXCEL sheet to print for them to work with.  Also they will need color pencils or crayons.  Once colored appropriately these graphs will look good to put on a classroom wall to show off their hard work.  

    Have the students pull up the pictures of the buttons and use this to count them.  There are 100 assorted buttons.  To make it easier to see you can either use the picture of all 100 buttons or use the set of two pictures of the same buttons broken into 50 buttons each.  

    100 buttons gives students a variety of activities such as rote counting, probability, and ratio work as well.

    Working with buttons with students. 

    Pull up the pictures of the buttons and use this to count them.  There are 100 assorted buttons.  To make it easier to see you can either use the picture of all 100 buttons or use the set of two pictures of the same buttons broken into 50 buttons each.  

    Students you will count all of the buttons and graph them based on color and size.  'As you graph each set of buttons use color pencils or crayons to color each column correctly.