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Topic: Data Literacy D1.3 – Choosing Which Graph to Use

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Ontario Curriculum Expectation:

4.D1.3 select from among a variety of graphs, including multiple-bar graphs, the type of graph best suited to represent various sets of data; display the data in the graphs with proper sources, titles, and labels, and appropriate scales; and justify their choice of graphs.


Bar Graph

Bar graphs are a good choice to display data if you want to compare data.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Line Graph

Line graphs are a good choice to display data if you want to show change over time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circle Graph

Circle or pie graphs are a good choice to display data if you want to compare parts of a whole.

 

 

 

 

 

Pictograph

Pictographs are a good choice to display data if you want to compare data that are multiples of one number.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Line Plot

A line plot is a graph that shows data along a number line.