- "Raising the Bar"
The main Cybrary is under attack. Hacker, disguised as Vermin Vexer, has released a mysterious cyberbug that is destroying information. Hacker uses bar graphs to confuse the Cybrarian, Ms. Fileshare, but the kids create their own bar graphs to counter Hacker's attempts. Which graph will Ms. Fileshare believe?
- "Return to Sensible Flats"
The reservoir is dry in Sensible Flats. The . The town is out of water. And the folks who live there are leaving as fast as they can. But why? When the kids and Digit arrive, they use line graphs to reveal the true story of what happened -- and all lines lead to Hacker.
Do in Class
- Arthur: A Name Graph - Graph names by their length and determine which name is longest, shortest, etc.
- Arthur: Counting Votes - Tally and make a bar graph of students' favorite vegetables.
- Arthur: Family Relationships - Make a bar graph showing differences among students' families.
- Curious George: Grouping & Graphing: Math Investigation - Create concrete and symbolic graphs to represent sorted groups.
- Cyberchase: Fill-er Up! - Make and compare line graphs as determined by the shapes of different bottles, and make predictions about which bottles match which graphs.
Jay Jay The Jet Plane - Some Parts of Our Bodies are Different and Unique - Compare students' eye color and plot the results on a bar graph.
- PBS Parents Guide to Early Math: Graph Those Stickers! - Collect stickers from fresh fruits and use them to make a graph.
- PBS Parents Guide to Early Math: Pumpkin Math - Measure and graph the sizes of several pumpkins.
- Postcards from Buster: Surveys and Graphs - Track the favorite sports or outdoor activities of friends and family to create a picture bar graph.
- ZOOM: ZOOMsci - Reaction Time - Do an experiment to measure and graph reaction time.
- Cyberchase: Bugs in the System - Create an online bar graph to illustrate the different color bugs in the cybrary.
- ZOOM: Pet Survey - Read graphs to answer some questions about ZOOMers and their pets.
- It's Disgusting and We Ate It! True Facts From Around The World--And Throughout History
By James Solheim and Eric Brace
Published May 1998 by Simon & Schuster Children's
You just can't get a good bowl of earthworm soup anymore... Solheim and Brace take readers age 4-8 on a culinary odyssey through countries and times gone by. Besides dishing up entertaining entrees, the authors provide poems, recipes, graphs, cartoons, and more.
- Logic Puzzles to Bend Your Brain
By Kurt Smith
Published October 2001 by Sterling
Logic puzzle lovers will find 64 challenges in this collection. A puzzle skills chart at the end of the book lists the mathematical skills used in each, such as averaging, measurements, fractions, comparing data, graphs and charts, sorting, decimals, and more. Charts for solving the puzzles are provided, a real blessing for the inexperienced. Solutions are grouped at the end of the book.
*As most PBS children's programs offer one year extended taping rights for teachers, please feel free to tape them now and save them for use in your classroom during the school year.