Teaching math's through Charlotte's Web

This activity allows students to think about how science is represented in E. B. White’s novel, Charlotte’s Web.  Students will explore the identities of different species that present in this treasured children’s novel.  They will use their knowledge of the food chain to determine where different animals fit into the food chain.  This requires critical thinking and allows the students to look at the novel from a unique scientific perspective.

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Excellent chart design tool for any classroom or office

What is it:  Lovelycharts is an online diagramming application that allows you to create professional looking diagrams of all kinds, such as flowcharts, site maps, organisation charts and wire frames for free.

Lovely Charts is Easy:  With Lovely Charts' extremely simple and intuitive drag'n drop drawing mechanism, you'll be able to focus on what really matters. You won't have to draw boxes or arrows, and you won't have to worry about what symbol to use.
Check out the screencast to discover how it works.

How can I use this in the classroom?  Diagrams are a great way to explain the key points of a discussion or text in a organised visual manner.  You also might like to create charts of concepts taught such as mathematical procedures.

Would love to see some charts you have created and don't forget to check it out here.

Chartgo - Create Graphs Online in Seconds

What is it?: This is my pick of the week by a long margin.  Chartgo.com is a great resource for creating a range of graphs in seconds online.  You do not need to register which always proves a class concentration killer and offers a range of styles of graphs from simple through to complex.  There is more than enough here to satisfy the juniors through to tertiary maths students.  my only complaint about this is that you cannot embed your finished graph onto your blog or web space.  You can however add a link to your chart.

 

How can I use this in the classroom?  There are a number of applications in maths, for chartgo particularly in the are of statistics and data.  You might start out small by simply completing a simple class survey and graphing the results through to a complex statistical record of events in physics or chemistry.

Give this a shot in your next maths lesson, look forward to hearing how you use have used Chartgo for your needs.