Teach your students how to create and interpret bar graphs


Learning Intention / Overview

In this activity students will develop an understanding of bar graphs.  A bar graph uses horizontal or vertical bars to organize and display data for quick easy generalizations.  The bars represent amounts or qualities of things being compared.

Methods / Teaching Strategies

Individual Practice

Group Discussion

Personalized Learning Task

Assessment of Learning

Bar Graph Sheet (included)

Individualized Learning (Student Bar Graphs)

Performance Task 1 and 2

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Computer Lesson Plan - Graphing and sorting Data in Excel

This lesson has been submitted by Mark Muldoon.  It is an excellent 2 page lesson plan that you can confidently laminate and hand to students to help them understand how to put together a simple graph and sort their data in Excel in simple and illustrated steps.  click here to download it.