Creative Graphing

You know, I love creativity.  I think we need to infuse our teaching with it.  For all you math teachers out there who might teach graphing sometime, think about creative ways to do it.  Here are some ideas...
Accurate Pie Chart

This would be an easy (and fun) one to replicate (with pizza, pies, rice crispy treats, who knows).  Use a digital camera to share if you do.  Speaking of using a digital camera, take a picture and graph right on top of that... you could graph your toes :-)
(285) Length of My Toes, From Ball of Foot to Tip (A Bar Graph) on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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You can even teach graphing (albeit very creatively) through popular songs, poems, stories, pretty much anything where numbers and choices are involved.

made by sftekbear on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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... thanks, Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel.  You can see more of these creative graphs here on flickr.  I guess my point here is that once you start thinking about the creative ways you can get your graphing objective met, you should really GO FOR IT!