Bar Graph
Lesson
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Bar Graphs display data so that it can be easily understood. You can use graphs to compare sets of data.

 

How to make a bar graph:
1. Use the data from the table to choose the right scale.  All scales start at 0.

2. Draw and label the scale on the vertical axis. (Vertical means "up and down.")

3. Draw and label the horizontal axis. (Horizontal means "across.")

4. List the name of each item.

5. Draw vertical bars to represent each number.

6. Title the graph.

Bar Graph

Favorite Sports

Sport Number of Students
Baseball 25
Basketball 18
Gymnastics 14
Soccer 28
Tennis 12

The data was organized in a table  making it easier to read and interpret. The data from the table was used to create the following bar graph.

A bar graph is a graph that uses bars to show data.

This vertical bar graph shows the number of fifth grade students that liked each sport.

 

Here is an example of a horizontal bar graph.

 

Remember:
A bar graph is a graph that uses bars to show data. The bars on a bar graph can be horizontal or vertical.

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