Friends from Springfield Convent Junior School in South Africa sent us e-mail and told us what their favorite fruits are. Here are their messages.

Dear Mrs weeg,
My favourite fruit is watermelon. What is your favourite fruit?
love Mary-ann.
Dear Mrs Weeg,
My favourite fruit is a watermelon.
best wishes Jamie N
Dear mrs Weeg,
My favourite fruit is a strawberry.
best wishes love from Bianca
Dear Mrs Weeg,
My favourite fruit is a banana.
best wishes Megan O.
Dear Mrs weeg,
My favourite fruit is grape.
best wishes Sarah B
Dear Mrs Weeg,
My favourite is a mango best wishes from Jessica Van Rensburg

Grade 3 students took the data from the letters from South Africa and made graphs on the computer using Graph Club software. Each student placed the correct number of fruit in each column of a pictograph and bar graph. They labeled the axes and gave titles to their graphs. Each student left the lab with a printed copy of his or her graphs.

Below is Jeffrey's graph and the letter that the students sent back to South Africa.

Hi girls, We the class in Delmar made a graph about your favourite fruits. We will send you the graphs soon. Will anyone else inyour class tell us their favorite fruit? We'll get back to you soon.

Your friends,
Jeffrey, Tiffany, Charles, Lakeena and Jerome and Mrs. Weeg

Our friends in Botswana (Std 4 at Kgaswe School) made graphs of their favorite fruits. Click on the graph to see a larger version of the favorite fruits of class 1H.

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Math presentation prepared by Joyce Perdue and Patti Weeg
for the National Title 1 Conference - Tampa, Florida: January 24-26, 2002
| Authors in Residence | Elementary Math Students in the CyberZone |
January 2002