Have a child aspiring to be a superhero? I definitely do! The plans have been in the making for quite some time actually. *wink* I love kids with imaginations! Plus, using themes that kids are interested in makes learning so much more fun! Last week, we shared our Superhero Action Dice and today I have a free printable superhero graphing activity for you.
Materials needed for the Superhero Graphing Free Printable:
Small math counters such as foam blocks
To prep: Print the die and graph paper. Laminate the graph, so that it can be used multiple times. Cut out the die.
Fold the die template on the dotted lines and form into a cube. Use the tape to hold it together.
To use: Roll the die and put one game marker on the graph to show what was rolled. Continue until one of the columns reaches the top.
Because the die is so lightweight, it helps to give it a gentle toss up into the air to make it spin. My daughter loves that part!
Another suggestion is to build a lightweight block using building bricks to fill the inside of the cube for easier rolling.
After one of the superheroes has reached the top of the graph, have your child record the data in a notebook or on a piece of paper. You can do the activity several times, like we did with the coin toss, to see if you get different results. You can then discuss with your child why the results changed. This is a good introduction to probability.
If you are working with a preschooler, you can count the number of times each superhero was rolled. Then compare the numbers using the graph to show which numbers are greater or less.
Practice addition by selecting the results of two columns and adding them together. Or practice addition by subtracting a column with less rolls to find the difference.