Different types of charts/graphs

# Different types of charts/graphs

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## Different types of charts/graphs

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1. Different types of charts/graphs And how they can be used for understanding history. Nathan B. Gilson 7th Grade Social Studies Southwest Middle School

2. Copy this table into your notes (section 2)

3. Pie Charts • Pie charts are good to show how much of something is compared to everything. • ALWAYS show a PERCENTAGE%

4. Line Graphs • Line Graphs show how things change over TIME.

5. Column or Bar graphs • Show how different areas compare using one focus. Usually when you want to show the number, rather than the percentage.

6. Scatter Plot Graph • Shows how a group rates. Can show trends within a group as well.

7. Histogram • Special bar graph that shows different sub-groups or categories within one large group.

8. Using Microsoft Excel to Make a Graph • Step 1—Put the Graph Title in A1

9. Using Microsoft Excel to Make a Graph • Put the headings for each set of data in B1 to B__

10. Using Microsoft Excel to Make a Graph • Put the data underneath each title and double check that you entered it right, it’s real easy to miss a 0 somewhere.

11. Using Microsoft Excel to Make a Graph • Starting in A1, click and drag to make a highlighted box around all of the information you want on your graph, then click insert

12. Using Microsoft Excel to Make a Graph • Choose the kind of chart/graph you want from the options listed.

13. Using Microsoft Excel to Make a Graph • Check your chart to make sure it looks right. Obvious things would be something that should be the biggest looks small. You probably missed 1 number.

14. For this graph, Russia should be the biggest, but it isn’t, because it’s missing a 0. Don’t worry, you don’t have to do it all over again, just change the number and the graph will automatically change with the new information.

15. 2. Change Number here • Just click in the box where Russia’s number is, change the 0, and watch your chart change MUCH BETTER 1. Click here

16. http://images.wikia.com/war/images/1/18/WorldWarII-MilitaryDeaths-Allies-Piechart.pnghttp://images.wikia.com/war/images/1/18/WorldWarII-MilitaryDeaths-Allies-Piechart.png • http://net.lib.byu.edu/~rdh7//wwi/memoir/docs/statistics/diagrams/d62.gif • http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qSHyxqn-vs0/TPsbyF0OqSI/AAAAAAAAACc/zwIEFIbNmA0/s1600/histogram.gif