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Column Graphs

The students in Five White have been learning about the topic ‘data‘ in Mathematics. They have been learning all about how to construct and interpret column graphs, picture graphs and pie graphs. Column graphs need to have the following.

  • Title
  • X axis (horizontal line)
  • Y axis  (vertical line)
  • X axis label (e.g. Sports)
  • Y axis label (e.g. Number of students)
  • X axis values (e.g. basketball, netball, soccer…)
  • Y axis values  (numbers with zero beginning in the corner)
  • Columns (equal spaces in between each column)
  • A key if necessary

The students participated in different activities, including: using the ‘Show Me’ app on the iPads and constructing column graphs on poster paper, in their mathematics books or on a website.  Take a look at our wonderful work

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What activity did you choose and how did it help you to practise constructing a column graph?

Can you suggests any improvements for the posters or the ‘Show Me’ app presentations?

Extra activity: Take a look at Math Warehouse, it is a website to help you create pie graphs.

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Interpreting Data

The students in Five White have been learning about data and how to interpret dataData is information, so interpreting data means finding out what the information is telling us. Data is sometimes shown in tables, graphs and charts to make the information easier to read. It is important to read all the different parts of the graph, table or chart.

Take a look at the column graph below and leave a comment with sentences interpreting the data.

Here are some questions to get you started.

  • What brand of chocolate is the most popular?
  • What brand of chocolate is the least popular?
  • Which brands of chocolate are more popular than Dairy Milk?
  • Which brands of chocolate are less popular than Twirl?
  • How many Crunchie and Snickers chocolate bars were purchased altogether?

Chocolate Sales

Click here to make your own graph.

Tips: Enter your title, X title, Y title, X axis data (e.g. sport, basketball…) and Y axis data (e.g. 12, 15, 26…). Then click ‘create chart’. 

Copy and paste the link ‘share your graph’ (like the one below) in a comment on this post. 

Share Your Graph

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