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A fun Graphing lesson to track the home runs of Big Mac and Slammin’ Sammy




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Title – Big Mac & Slammin’ Sammy, The Home Run Race, 99!!
By – Paul Stewart
Subject – Math
Grade Level – 2nd to 5th

This a great on-going graph lesson. You can make it as simple or as complex as you want.

This is a graph that compares, and charts the daily home run race of Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa (could be used with any players, but it’s been exciting lately with these two). I have 4 columns for both players a total of eight. First column, the date they hit it, second, a cut out baseball that has the number they hit that day, third, the distance it went, and the fourth column what field it went to.

It is fun for the students to come in and write the date, and glue up the baseball, write in the distance and what field. I get my daily info of

I have the students make up the question they want to have answered at the end of the race.
For example:
1. Who will hit the most?
2. What field do they hit most often?
3. Who will hit the farthest?
4. What is the total distance each one hit, and together? Is it higher than Mt. Everest?

I also have them predict what they think the answers will be, it has been very fun. Mine is on the ceiling now!! Enjoy!!

e-mail me if you want a pic of what it looks like now.

E-Mail Paul !

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