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Graphs. Organizing Data for Better Understanding. Why Are Graphs Important?. They display large amounts of information. They can make information understandable to people that speak different languages. They make differences in information standout boldly. Circle. Line. Line. Graphs.

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Graphs

Graphs

Organizing Data for Better Understanding


Why are graphs important
Why Are Graphs Important?

  • They display large amounts of information.

  • They can make information understandable to people that speak different languages.

  • They make differences in information standout boldly.


Circle

Line

Line

Graphs

Picto

Bar

Four Basic Types of Graphs






Bar Graphs are the most commonly used of all graphs.

These are the steps to construct a Bar Graph.

1. Choose whether you want your graph to be Vertical or Horizontal.

2. Label the horizontal and vertical axis.

3. Place number values in the correct place.

4. Draw and fill in the bars for your data above (beside) the correct headings.

5. Title your graph.



Which graph would you use to display the change in population from 2000-2007?

A. Line

B. Bar

C. Picture


Using graphs in the real world is beneficial to all. To find more examples of graphs and how they can be used explore these sites.

www.top2toe.com/sales_analysis.html

http://finance.yahoo.com/

http://www.comsewogue.k12.ny.us/~ssilverman/graphs/kreul/kreul.htm

http://www.sikids.com/POLLSERVER/results/31339.html


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