At my school we have PE awards for kids that are physically fit. I want to win the Presidential Physical Fitness Award.

 When I run, I fly like the wind! Sit-ups. . .   no problem! I can throw a ball out of sight! I wish I could do push-ups, then I would win the award.

 Exercising is hard work.  I want to be able to see that I am improving. Plotting   the number of push-ups I do each day on a graph, and then connecting the points with a line will make it easy for me to see my progress. A line graph like this one will help me watch my progress.

If I train and practice, I’m sure I will get stronger and win my award. I’m going to do push-ups every day for a week to see if I can improve.

Will you help me build a line graph to show how strong I'm getting?

Click on each word below to learn about parts of a line graph.

 On Sunday I did four push-ups. Click  Sunday on the graph and watch the first point appear.      Monday I felt strong and did ten push-ups. Click Monday to add this point to the graph.      Boy, was I sore from all those push-ups.   Help me place the point for Tuesday when I could only do five push-ups. Find Tuesday on the graph. Now go up the scale to 5 and click to place the point correctly.

 On Sunday I did four push-ups. Click  Sunday on the graph and watch the first point appear.      Monday I felt strong and did ten push-ups. Click Monday to add this point to the graph.      Boy, was I sore from all those push-ups.   Help me place the point for Tuesday when I could only do five push-ups. Find Tuesday on the graph. Now go up the scale to 5 and click to place the point correctly.

 On Sunday I did four push-ups. Click  Sunday on the graph and watch the first point appear.      Monday I felt strong and did ten push-ups. Click Monday to add this point to the graph.      Boy, was I sore from all those push-ups.   Help me place the point for Tuesday when I could only do five push-ups. Find Tuesday on the graph. Now go up the scale to 5 and click to place the point correctly.

 Good job!  You have points showing that I did four push-ups on Sunday, ten push-ups on Monday, and five push-ups on Tuesday.

 Use this data to place the rest of the points on the graph. Click the spot where each point belongs. Wednesday - 10 Thursday - 14 Friday - 16 Saturday - 21

 Use this data to place the rest of the points on the graph. Click the spot where each point belongs. Wednesday - 10 Thursday - 14 Friday - 16 Saturday - 21

 Use this data to place the rest of the points on the graph. Click the spot where each point belongs. Wednesday - 10 Thursday - 14 Friday - 16 Saturday - 21

 Use this data to place the rest of the points on the graph. Click the spot where each point belongs. Wednesday - 10 Thursday - 14 Friday - 16 Saturday - 21

 To finish the graph, draw straight lines to connect the points. Click on the Line button to connect the dots. Line

 Look at our finished graph and click the correct answer to each question. On which day did I do less push-ups than the day before? Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

 On which two days did I do the same number of push-ups? Click on the correct answer.

 On which day did I do fourteen push-ups? Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

 I have to do 25 push-ups to win my award. How many more must I do than I did on Saturday? 6 4 25 15

 How many push-ups did I do during this week?

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 How did using a line graph help you?  Type a sentence that tells why we used a line graph.

 I know that  I can do 25 push-ups, and I’ll be proud to win my Presidential Physical Fitness Award!