The Great Pumpkin: Weight of Select World-Record Pumpkins
graph from Dynamath; slow reveal by Jenna Laib (@JennaLaib)
(Slide deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)
Type of Graph: bar graph
Source: DynaMath, “Creepy Carvings and Data.” (October 2020)
Paired Texts and Sites:
- GiantPumpkin.com — check out the data here!
- Rothman, Lily. “The Great Pumpkin Race: Inside the world of farmers and dreamers who live to grow giant gourds.”
- Rothman, Lily. “The Culture.” Time Magazine, October 16, 2014.
Potential Math Content: bar graphs, estimating values, understanding categories along the x-axis, scale along the y-axis
Potential Content Connections: seasonal, agricultural, geography, weather (why was 2015 omitted?)