## Statistics – Bar graphs

I am learning to analyse results on a bar graph.

I know I can do it when I have answered questions from a bar graph.

This week we will be looking at other types of graphs including **bar graphs** and **pictographs**.

Today’s focus is on bar graphs. These types of graphs are used to record data for questions that could have many answers.

Unlike a tally graph which records across the page, a bar graph will typically record up the page starting at the bottom.

A bar graph needs:

- A title at the top (what the question is)
- Labels along the bottom (the answers)
- Numbers up the sides and columns (how many of each answer).

Watch the following video to learn more about bar graphs:

### Independent Task

Look at the following bar graph which has asked the question **‘what is your favourite flavour of ice** cream?’

Copy the graph by drawing it into your scrapbook.

Write 3 sentences about what information the bar graph tells us.

An example of a sentence may be *‘Rainbow flavoured ice cream is the most popular choice with 8 people saying it was their favourite.’*

When writing your sentences remember to begin each sentence with a capital letter and end with punctuation.