Statistics – Bar graphs
I am learning to create my own bar graph.
I know I can do it when I have converted results into a bar graph.
Yesterday you were looking at a bar graph and learnt how to read the information on it. Today you will be extending on that skill further by having a go at drawing your own bar graph.
Some things you need to think about when creating your own bar graph include:
- An L shape for your graph to be on.
- Numbers up the side starting at the bottom and counting up.
- Your answers/choices listed along the bottom.
- Columns to represent how many of each.
Watch the following video to learn more about making a bar graph:
You will be using the following information to create your own bar graph in your scrapbook.
You may find it easier to use a ruler to rule the lines on your graph.
Students in Year One were asked the question ‘what is your favourite minibeast?’
There were 4 answers to choose from; bees, butterflies, snails, or spiders.
Below are their answers:
From the information above you are going to turn it into a bar graph.
You want to begin your bar graph with an L shape like below.
You can then add your numbers from 0 to11 up the side and your 4 minibeast choices along the bottom.
Once you have completed your bar graph answer the following questions:
- Which minibeast was the most popular?
- Which minibeast was the least popular?
- How many people liked bees and spiders (count both)?