Kids can relate to graphing as it makes math meaningful to them. These free printable graphing worksheets for elementary students can provide plenty of practice to build a good graphing foundation.
What can children learn from graphing?
Graphing takes concrete data and makes sense of it for kids. When kids graph, they take real-life information and break it up into categories. They also can critically think about the questions being asked to them and focus on each task at a time.
So, what can kids learn from graphing? Children learn to ask questions and gather information in order to answer questions. They can take this to evaluate their surroundings and options as they grow older.
Through graphing activities at the very basic elementary form, kids can learn to organize and sort objects based on given information.
Why is graphing important?
I love the idea of math that kids actually use in real life. Graphing is important because in our everyday life we have to evaluate data. Whether it be weighing your options on a decision based on supporting data or analyzing data for work, graphing is the foundation for both.
Teaching graphs to elementary students can be challenging. So, grab some practice graphing elementary worksheets below and check out these 20 ways to teach graphing at home.
Free Printable Graphing Worksheets for Elementary Students
Math Graphing Worksheet for Elementary Students:
Polling and Graphing Worksheets for Kindergarten to 2nd Grade – I remember graphing being grueling and dull. However, you can start teaching kids to graph at a younger age and in ways that are fun and engaging. These free graph activities are perfect for teaching the beginning concepts of graphing data and data collection.
Learn to Work with Graphing Worksheets – These graphing worksheets are for kids from Kindergarten to 6th grade, there is some for everyone. With this resource, kids will have practice with single line graphing, double line graphing, drawing bar graphs, and more.
Tally Chart, Bar Grapha, and Pictograph Graphing Templates – With these various graphing templates, kids will enjoy choosing a topic, completing a survey, and then recording the data they collect. You can also check out the digital version of the graphing templates in addition to the downloadable version.
12 Graphing Worksheets for Your Students – Graphing can be fun. These 12 graphing worksheets will help kids to answer questions, ask questions, and gather graph information in fun ways.
10 Kindergarten and 1st Grade Graphing Worksheets – These 10 free printable graphing worksheets for kindergarten and first grade will provide your early elementary kids with plenty of graphing practice. These are great for an introduction to graphing in the early years.
Roll then Race Graphing Worksheet – This roll & race graphing game is super simple but effective. Kids roll the die 30 times and then they graph results on the graph. Also, don’t miss the link to an additional free Tally and Graphing Pattern Blocks Activity.
Themed Graphing Worksheets for Elementary Students:
Bug Graphing Dice Printable – This adorable graph helps kids play a game while learning how to graph. Once a bug reaches the top of the graph, your student can record the data.
Worksheet Printables for Graphing Bugs – I don’t know what it is with bugs and graphing but apparently they are a thing. This graphing activity helps kids graph their favorite bugs.
Apples Sort, Count, and Graphing Activity Download – Help your kids practice graphing with this apple-themed graphing activity. Add some hands-on engagement with colorful apple cards to collect on the graph.
LEGO Find and Seek Graphing Activity – Combine all types of learning modalities like sensory play, math skills (counting and comparing numbers), color knowledge, and even vocabulary with this one graphing activity. Many of us have LEGOs in our homes, either unused or not put away. Put those to good use with a fun graphing activity.
Teeth Lost in the Year Graph Activity and Tally Chart – How fun to actually track the teeth your kids have lost in the year!? The tooth chart will keep track of the missing teeth and the graph will give a visual presentation of the chart and baby teeth GONE.
Jelly Bean Graphing Math Worksheet – This math challenge is sweet! Get it? Anyway, don’t judge my corny mom jokes. Grab this challenge for graphing, group coloring, estimating, counting jelly beans, and more.
Graphing Worksheets for Older Elementary Students:
Worksheets for Interpreting Graphs – When your kids are familiar with graphs and gathering data. The next step is to teach kids how to interpret the data on graphs and answer questions about what they are gathering from information on a graph.
Bundle Graphing Activity for Line Plots, Pictographs, and Bar Graphs – 3rd to 5th graders will enjoy this no prep printables for bar graphs, pictographs, and line plots with fractions. Students can use this graphing practice as an opportunity for data analysis and create their own graphs and line plots.
Interactive Morning Routine Graphing Task Card Activity – Kids will work to make a graph of their morning routine. The resource contains 12 graph task cards so students can do some meaningful real-life graphing task work in the morning time.
Ice Cream Graphing for Upper Elementary Grades – Towards the end of the year or term kids can use this engaging activity to put their knowledge of graphing to test. This fun, interactive activity includes a survey page, graph display page, and detailed teacher notes.
4th Grade Bar Graph Worksheets – Grab these various worksheets that include data from real-life problems, rounding, ordered numbers, and larger numbers in the millions. These activities for graphing also provide opportunities for your student to read and answer questions about different bar graphs.
…and when you are ready to give the graphing a little break check out these ways to use the leftover graphing paper in your homeschool.
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