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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Balloon length

Length of Select Balloons in Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, 2016
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 writers, “Thanksgiving Stats.” DynaMath, November 2017.

Paired Texted/Resources:

  • Sweet, Melissa. Balloons Over Broadway. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
  • NBC Nightly News. “How The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Comes To Life.” YouTube, November 22, 2017.

Potential Math Content: bar graph, labels, measurement, interpreting values

Potential Content Connections: American Thanksgiving, holidays

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