a Cleaned-Out Desk!
Love That Teaching Idea! Staff
Submitted: April 16, 2001
part of your recycling unit, combine math graphing with a desired
outcome - a clean desk! Have students pull out items in their
desk and categorize. (ex: paper, broken pencils, books, etc.)
Then they can decide whether the materials can be reduced, reused,
or recycled (or just taken home where it may belong!) You may
want to discuss ways a broken crayon or pencil can be reused instead
of simply throwing it in the garbage. Ask each student to then
graph the results of what they found in their desks. We have found
that bar and picture graphs work the best. In the future, they
will think twice before simply throwing something away.