Graphs: Graphs and charts
Graphs and charts can help you visualise and understand figures more clearly.
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Graphs and charts includes:
- Explanation and illustration of the different ways in which data is presented in charts and diagrams
- Worked examples of creating and interpreting a range of graphs and charts, tables and other diagrams
- Everyday examples of charts and diagrams from which we extract information
- Activities to practise working with graphs and charts
Using clear labels on your chart or diagram
How to present data in charts and diagrams to make sure they are complete and can be read clearly.
Charts and diagrams: Everyday examples
How to understand and read a variety of everyday examples of charts and diagrams.
Charts and diagrams: Holiday information
How to read holiday information in the form of charts and diagrams.
Interpreting information from bar charts
How to use information from charts and diagrams to help make decisions.
Creating a bar chart
Exercise in creating your own bar chart using the conventions for presenting data such as correct labelling and using a scale.
Extracting information from bar charts: Football results
Exercise in reading information from a bar chart about football results to answer the questions on the worksheet.
Spotting errors in tables and charts
Exercise in finding the error in the tables and charts provided by the worksheet.
Interpreting information from pictograms
Exercise in reading a pictogram showing the number of visitors to the local library.
Interpreting line graphs
Exercise in reading a temperature line graph and answering the worksheet questions.
Reading line graphs
Exercise in reading a temperature and currency conversion line graph and answering the questions on the worksheet.
Reading and amending a pictogram
Exercise in reading and amending a pictogram on favourite meals and answering the questions on the worksheet.
Interpreting a results table
Exercise in reading a Tour de France results table and answering the questions on the worksheet.
Using a distance table
Exercise in reading a distance table and working out the distance between two cities.
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