Resources for the Classroom

About these Graphs

Each link is to a document with the full slow reveal (google slides, powerpoint, or PDF format). There are citations to the creator’s name and/or twitter handle, and the source of the graph. 

The graphs are organized here by type, e.g. bar graph, pictograph, line graph. Within any given graph, there are many different pathways the slow reveal could take, and many different mathematical concepts that may be addressed (e.g. ratios, percentages, statistics, even addition and subtraction, etc.). There’s also countless ways to connect to the content areas. It is impossible to list all of these possibilities, so we are choosing to show the full graph so that you might determine the most meaningful mathematical goals for your students.

Thanks to Brian Bushart (@bstockus), Heidi Fessenden (@heidifessenden), Chris Hunter (@ChrisHunter36), Lisa Mellecker (@lkmellecker), Chase Orton (@mathgeek76), Kassia Wedekind (@kassiaowedekind)!

Bar Graphs

Double Bar Graphs

Stacked Bar Graphs

Line Graphs

Line Plots



Bar Graphs

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Horns – courtesy of Heidi Fessenden (@heidifessenden) and Jenna Laib (@jennalaib)

Source: Animals by the Numbers, by Steve Jenkins

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Animal Migration Distance – courtesy of @jennalaib

Source: Animals by the Numbers, by Steve Jenkins


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Trick of Treat: Top Selling Candy courtesy of Brian Bushart (@bstockus)





Fireworks – courtesy of @bstockus

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Environmental Impact of the Food You Waste
– courtesy of @jennalaib

Further reading: Charted: Food Waste, by Sara Chodosh (Published in Popular Science, Sept. 5, 2018)


Double Bar Graphs

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Pay gap (by gender, by degree) – courtesy of @jennalaib





Stacked Bar Graphs

stopped and frisked (from newsela)


Who Got “Stopped & Frisked” In New York City? – courtesy of @heidifessenden & @jennalaib


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Disproportionate Discipline – courtesy of @lkmellecker

Further Reading:
What Do We Know About School Discipline Reform?” By Matthew P. Steinberg and Johanna Lacoe, published in EducationNext, Winter 2017.



Series of Graphs looking at Racism & Perception of Protests – courtesy of @heidifessenden



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Deadly Animals – courtesy of @jennalaib

Source: Animals by the Numbers, by Steve Jenkins



Line Graphs

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Grocery Sales at Dollar Stores and Whole Foods
– courtesy of Lisa Mellecker (@lkmellecker)

Further reading:
Newsweek: “Dollar Stores Planning for Permanent American Underclass.” (Dec. 7, 2018)
Huffington Post: “Dollar Stores Sell More Food than Whole Foods.” (Dec. 7, 2018)

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Life Expectancy for White and Black Americans – courtesy of @ChrisHunter36

From the New York Times’ Feature “What’s Going On In This Graph?”


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Rhino Poaching in South Africa – courtesy of @jennalaib





Canada Flushedcourtesy of Chris Hunter (@ChrisHunter36)



Line Plots


More Resources?

There is a bank of graphs and infographics waiting for you to turn them into #slowrevealgraphs!