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Oct 31 2019

All about graphs by Lorna Hendry

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Maths Mutts book 1. Wild Dog, 2019. ISBN: 9781742035765.
(Age: 6+) Highly recommended. All about graphs is a great research tool for all children and serves as an introduction to the topic of graphs and also as a tool for older children as they decide how to present their research. The book is beautifully illustrated with delightful photographs of dogs and the other animals that are incorporated into the interactive research tasks.
Lorna Hendry skilfully builds the reader's skills from understanding what data is and how to collect and record it, to being able to choose the most appropriate graph for their data. The examples she uses engage the reader with her graphic representations, using techniques such as dot plots, picture graphs, column graphs, pie charts and line graphs. Her language is deceptively simple. The book concludes with information on how to correctly label graphs and has a useful glossary.
An inviting book to browse or to study.
Jan Barwick

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