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Making Bar Graphs

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Grade 2 Measurement - 2.MD.D.10

How to Make Bar Graphs - What comes in your mind when you hear the word bar graphs? Colors, right? Well, drawing graphs is all colorful and fun. A bar graph, sometimes also known as the bar chart, is used when we have to make comparisons among categories. These are rectangular bars that are used when we have to show a difference in quantities among some categories, such as the amount of rainfall that occurred during different months, the average salary in different states etc. Though they can be drawn horizontally as well, bar graphs are most commonly drawn in vertical positions. Follow the below-mentioned steps to learn how you can draw a bar graph: 1. Collect all the data you need to make a bar graph. 2. Now draw the axes, x-axis and y-axis on which you are going to draw the bar of your graphs. 3. Label the axes with an appropriate scale. 4. Now draw the bars. 5. Now that you have drawn the bars, you have a better sense of the data and can easily interpret it. Students can use these worksheets and lessons to learn how to create a bar graph and understand what they have created.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Homework Sheets

We give you a setup and you draw it out. Now we just need you to put it all together for you and make a visual.

  • Homework 1 - Mr. Davis goes to the summer camp with his 40 students. He took a poll of which sport student liked most. Basket ball was the most popular choice.
  • Homework 2 - 50 women voted for their favorite animals. Dogs were the most popular choice. The results of voting can be seen below.
  • Homework 3 - 40 girls voted on their favorite flower. Rose was the most popular choice. The results of voting can be seen below.

Practice Worksheets

Yes, every graph in this series of practice worksheets pretty much has three bars.

  • Practice 1 - 50 students voted for their favorite color. Pink was the most popular choice. Bring this to life.
  • Practice 2 - Draw your bars to signify the number of votes that are received for each of these polls.
  • Practice 3 - Ready, Set, Go! We visualize favorite cars, cricketers (I did not know that was thing), and soft drinks.

Math Skill Quizzes

See if you notice all the brands that we shoved into this one. This is all fictitious data, just for the purposes of learning math skills.

  • Quiz 1 - 57 people voted for their favorite type of clothing. Jeans were the most popular choice. Bring this to life in a visual.
  • Quiz 2 - 42 people voted for their favorite laptop brand. Acer was the most popular choice.
  • Quiz 3 - Lots of voting going on here for you to make sense of it all.