We cover each form of charting and graphing data. We don't really just have graph paper here. We have a huge curriculum of printable worksheets and lessons for this skill. We cover all types of graphs. How to create graphs and how to interpret them.
Basics about Graphs
- Class Survey Worksheets
- Parts of a Bar and Line Graph - Identify different parts of bar and line graphs. From legends to titles, we start the process of understanding.
- What Type Of Graph Should I Use? Reference Worksheet - This is a great reference sheet to have around during your graphing lessons. I would have children use it everyday.
- What Type of Graph Should You Use? Worksheet - Read through each scenario and determine the type of graph we should use to best understand the data.
- Make a Bar Graph - A very important skill to be great at! We ask you to display how many newspapers were delivered over the week and a vote count on ice cream flavors.
- Make A Bar Graph Worksheet - Make a bar graph that displays a vote on "Your favorite day!" and how long you were online.
- Make A Bar Graph Worksheet - Make a graph that shows your class's favorite sport and show yourself on a graph why you need more sleep.
- Reading Bar Graphs 1 - We look at the data of the types of trees that were planted in your area. Then explain the graph by answer questions
- Reading Bar Graphs 2 - What do you want to be when you grow up? The middle school students will tell you what they want to be.
- Reading Bar Graphs 3 - Lets look at the amount each person donated to get a good idea as to who these generous people are.
- Reading Bar Graphs 4 - We took a quick survey of people in the office and their perferred use of technology. Is a telephone even considered a piece of technology any more?
- Reading Bar Graphs 5 - Grapes are a best kept secret it looks like. Look at the favorite fruits of all your friends.
- Sea Creature Bar Graph Activity - Create a simple graph. We use the standard five variables that we are seeing on most standardized tests.
- Graphing Rainforest Data - Make a line graph for each set of Rainforest data below. Label both the x (horizontal) and y (vertical) axis properly. Give each graph a title.
- Make A Line Graph Worksheet - Use a line graph to see if a relationship exists between the size of your mouth and how much you talk. Are motor mouths really big? You can also take the data in your classroom to make it more fun.
- Make A Line Graph Worksheet - See if a relationship exists between the size (length) of your thigh and how fast you can run the 40 yard dash. Also let's get scientific and see if temperature and air pressure relate.
- Make A Line Graph - Is height related to how high you can jump? Let's see... Let see if it warms up or cools down when rainfalls.
- Reading Line Graphs about Cars - Take a look at everyday numbers you will see in the real world. Make sense of this graph and answer the questions that follow.
- Reading Line Graphs 2 - Make sense of the weather in California over the period of six days.
- Reading Line Graphs 3 - Peter goes to basic training and loss a great deal of weight during the series of months. See what the data tells you about the loss of body weight.
- Reading Line Graphs 4 - Stamps aren't getting any cheaper, this proves it. But it does level out at the end.
- Reading Line Graphs 5 - We look at the bear population at the local zoo over the period of one hundred years. As you can see the population is dwindling.
- Make A Pie Graph - Make a series of pie graphs to display your class's favorite video game and color of fun candies. Make sure to make a color key or legend.
- Version 2 - Display the goal scoring total of a series of ice hockey teams and then display the makes of cars that are found in the school parking lot.
- Version 3 - Use these circles to display your friend's favorite web sites. Then sum up your day inside by showing the rooms that you spent time in.
- Reading Pie (Circle) Graphs 1 - Take a look at the breakdown of John's monthly income expenses.
- Worksheet 2 - How do middle school students get to school? It looks like a lot of them talk the bus or ride a bike.
- Worksheet 3 - Paul lives in the city and doesn't have time to cook for himself. He spends a tremendous amount on eating out.
- Worksheet 4 - Look at areas of the school where you would find recycled paper.
- Worksheet 5 - What kind of pets do students in your class have at home. Here is a circle graph, just for you.
- Find the Coordinates - I really enjoy this activity it is a great starter for this skill. It walks students through it step by step.
- Locate the Point on the Grid - Students follow a trail to find the points. A nice way to find the points and understand what you are doing.
- Understanding Coordinate Graphs - Name the x and y coordinates of the letter points on this coordinate system.
- Plotting Coordinate Graphs - You are given coordinate points to plot. Find the point and plot it with a dot and letter.
- Reading Coordinate Graphs 1 - Find out where the points are located. Get use to your x and y coordinates.
- Graphing Linear Inequalities - These are the baby steps to full on graphing inequalities. At this point we are just looking for a directional line and point.
- Using Graphs to Understand the Central Tendency of Data - A simple and nice introduction to central tendencies and statistics.
- Jellybean Graph - A fun class activity.
"Do Nows" Graphing
- Jellybean Graph
- Grade 2 Histogram
- Grade 2- Pictogram
- Grade 2 - Zero on a Graph
- Grade 3 Bar Graph
- Grade 3 Time Word Problems and Bar Graphs
Printable Graph PaperHere is a wide range of graph paper for printing.
- Small Grid Paper- Graphing Paper
- Medium Grid Paper- Graphing Paper
- Large Grid Paper- Graphing Paper
- Grid Paper With Room For Student Work
Graphing Related ResourcesHere is a wide range of graph paper for printing.
- Graphing Lesson Plans
- Graphing Teaching Resources
- Math Rubric Generator
- Mathematics Curriculum Area
- Survey Teaching Theme
What Are The Most Common Types of Graphs and Charts?
Graphs and charts can help individuals comprehend data more effectively. There are several different types of graphs and charts which arrange information in different manners. These graphs and charts are often used by businesses. It is critical to understand the many types of graphs and charts so that you can pick the appropriate one to represent your findings, especially when giving corporate presentations. This article will go through several different charts and graphs, as well as their potential uses.
What are Graphs?
In mathematics, a graph is referred to as a visual portrayal or layout that organizes facts or values. A graph's point typically shows the correlation between two or more variables.
What are Charts?
A chart is a visual display of data. Data visualization using charts aids in the discovery of themes, trends, correlations, and structure in datasets. Charts may be generated from both raster and tabular data, and each data format has its own collection of charts.
While the words "graph" and "chart" appear to be synonymous, there are important distinctions between the two. To begin with, while graphs are a sort of chart, not every chart is a graph. Graphs, unlike other forms of charts, depend on raw data and portray patterns through time.
A chart, on the other hand, displays data sets in a way that allows viewers to visualize them. In other words, the design of the display influences the efficacy of a chart.
Types of Graphs
You may present data using a variety of graphs, including:
1. Bar Graph
A bar graph is a visual representation of qualitative data. The data is shown vertically or horizontally and provides comparisons in terms of quantities, attributes, durations, and frequency.
The bars are displayed in descending order of occurrence, emphasizing more on crucial areas. By examining all of the bars, it's simple to determine which categories of information in a set outperform the others. Bar graphs can be displayed as stacked, singles, or clustered in a variety of ways.
2. Line Graph
A line graph is a graph that incorporates lines and points to indicate variation. In simple terms, it is a chart that depicts a line connecting many points or that which depicts the connection between the locations. The graph represents quantitative information between multiple evolving variables by using a straight line or a curve to connect a sequence of succeeding data points.
Statistical information is presented using pictures or icons in a pictograph. There are different images for different elements with a quantity attached to them. Pictographs can be beneficial in situations where data is in a highly visual format like illustrations. For instance, you might use a book image to show the number of times a business sold certain books over a few months.
4. Scatter Plot
A scatter plot displays information that has been linked by using the x-axis and the y-axis. The regression and correlation of statistical methods are then employed to describe the patterns on a scatter plot. It resembles an arc or a slope traveling up or down the graph from left to right, with the dots “scattered” all along the line. The scattered diagram allows us to present additional information on any data collection, such as an overall trend across variables, as well as the shape and intensity of any trend.
A histogram is a form of a bar graph showing how numerical data is distributed among groups. Histograms are frequently used to depict statistics. A histogram, for instance, may show how many people in a population fall into a specific age group. The height of each bar in the graph indicates the number of individuals in each group.
Types of Charts
There are several types of charts you can use to display information:
1. Pie Charts
When it comes to different types of graphs and charts, the pie chart holds a special position and significance. It depicts numerical proportion and shows facts and data in an incredibly simple 'pie-slice' style.
Every pie slice is proportional to the size of a certain classification within a specific group as a whole. To put it another way, a pie chart divides a cluster into smaller portions. It demonstrates part-whole interactions. A list of categories and numerical variables is required to create a pie chart.
Flowcharts aid in organizing the steps, choices, or activities in a procedure from start to finish. They frequently have more than one starting or ending point, demonstrating the various courses you might follow in a procedure to get from the beginning to the conclusion. Flowcharts are frequently used to describe complicated situations. They employ specific shapes to depict several stages of the process, and they usually contain a legend to describe what each form represents.
3. Venn Chart
The Venn diagram (also known as the main diagram, logic diagram, or set diagram) visualizes the logical links among multiple groups of elements by using overlapping circles. The Venn diagram is a form of a chart that is used in technical and scientific presentations, data processing, mathematics, and statistics. The Venn diagram's fundamental structure is commonly overlapping circles. The elements in the overlapped section share some qualities, while the elements in the outside rims of the circles share no characteristics.
4. Gauge Chart
Data is displayed on gauge charts as a measurement on a dial. They indicate where a certain data point falls inside a given threshold. A needle represents the value on a scale. Gauge charts are commonly used to depict speed, income targets, and weather.
5. Gantt Chart
Gantt charts depict work progress. The horizontal axis depicts the mission's timescale in hours, days, years, or seasons. Each job or task is represented as a column on the y-axis in the chart. The height of the column is determined by the jobs’ milestones and deliverables, however, there is a vertical line for the present date. Gantt charts are used by managers to check the status of each assignment.
To Sum Up
You may be aware that selecting the appropriate type of graph or chart can be difficult. The decision is dependent on two factors: the type of analysis required and the set of information available. A bar graph is commonly used to assist comparison. We utilize line graphs, histograms, and so on to demonstrate patterns over time. We can also use the Venn chart to identify similarities and differences between elements.
In any case, there are several types of graphs and charts to choose from. When used correctly, they may be a valuable tool in making your presentations and reports more professional and straightforward.