Hands-On Math Graph Cubes
Collecting, Organizing and Describing Data Based on Real-Life Situations
For students, learning about the opinions of their classmates can be fun. Graph Cubes goes beyond drill and practice and presents students with an interactive tool that encourages self-expression, creativity and learning through discovery. By surveying classmates students get to know each other better and they also learn about how graphs are used to communicate information.
Hands-On Math Graph Cubes creates a virtual mathematical playground right on your iPad. It simulates the use of a popular math manipulative color cubes and combines it with a creative tool for building graphs. It is perfect for elementary and middle school classrooms. Enrich your mathematics curriculum with Hands-On Math Graph Cubes.
The ability to graph and interpret data is a critical skill. Everyday we encounter with graphs and tables designed to convey important information. Started in the primary grades students are asked to evaluate, interpret, understand and discuss data that is presented in a table or graph. Tables and graphs are important not just in math class but in other areas as well. Graphs are used to present historical information, perhaps showing trends, or population. In science the results of an experiment is often presented using a graph or table. It is not hard to see why data analysis has become a major goal of the K-12 curriculum.
Hands-On Math Graph Cubes can help students develop data analysis skills. These skills must be learned early and reinforced often. Several important areas of the graphing and data analysis curriculum can be addressed using this app:
- Transition from Concrete to Abstract Representations of Data
- Classification, Grouping
- Data Collection and Surveys
- Mathematical Reasoning
[ Instructor's Guide (PDF) ]
We recommend that you open the Instructor's Guide PDF from your iPad in a new browser page and save the document in your iBooks app.