What’s your favorite color?
What’s your favorite food?
Is this how your typical graphing unit goes? Mine too! Until this year, my students were always graphing the same boring answers to the same types of boring questions. This year I decided to make our graphing activities more meaningful. I wanted to increase engagement with math as well but I didn’t know how.
Then by fluke, I was on lunch duty and a group of my students were flipping water bottles (ughhhh). Normally this would drive me crazy but then I thought, they are obsessed with water bottle flipping. What if I can turn that into a math activity?