Graphs and charts

Reading bar charts

How to interpret bar charts and use the scale markings to extract information.

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Reading bar charts

Quick tips for tutors

• HD1/E3.1 Extracting numerical information from lists, tables, diagrams and tally charts.

• Explanation and example of how to interpret bar charts.

• Modelling the language for expressing data from bar charts in words and sentences.

• Example of how to use scale markings on a bar chart to extract numerical information and interpret results.