Types of Graphs What guidelines should we follow in choosing a type of graph?
Use a Double Line Graph to show data comparing 2 groups that change over time.
Use a Pictograph to show comparisons and data that can be counted if it involves multiples of a number.
Use a Histogram to show how often something happens and when using equal intervals. The bars do not have spaces between them.
Number of books checked out each month from the library.A. histogramB. pictographC. double line graph
The height of two trees over 5 years.A. Bar graphB. Circle graphC. Double line graph
Percentages showing how a person spends the hours in a day: sleeping, eating, attending school, doing homework, and watching TVA. Circle graphB. HistogramC. Double bar graph
The number of students registered for dance in intervals of ages 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, and 13-15 yearsA. Double line graphB. HistogramC. Circle graph
State population data for each year in the 1980’sA. HistogramB. Double line graphC. Bar graph
The number of hours two children separately read each night for a weekA. PictographB. HistogramC. Double bar graph
How fast a student is able to run over a year’s timeA. Bar graphB. Line graphC. Circle graph