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What are graphs?

Graphs are diagrams that show information in a clear and simple way.

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Name 2 uses for graphs.

To describe a situation
To show how one thing is related or linked to another

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Define data

Facts and figures used to draw graphs.

3

From where can we obtain data?

Collecting information from fieldwork or looking it up in books (or on the Internet).

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What do we call information that we collect ourselves?

Primary data.

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What is secondary data?

Information from other sources.

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When drawing a graph it should have:

A title describing what it is showing
Labels along the bottom and side to explain what they show
Figures plotted accurately.

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Name 4 common types of graphs.

Bar graphs(hopefully a juice bar)
Line graphs (fish hate these!)
Pie graphs (yum yum!)
Scatter graphs (someone farted)

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Why would one choose to use a bar graph?

To compare different things or quantities.

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How are the bars on bar graphs drawn?

Either vertically or horizontally

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What are lines best used for?

To show changes or trends over a period of time or to help predict future changes.

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What do line graphs look like?

A series of points that are joined up to form a line.

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When is it best to use a pie graph?

When you want to show proportions and to help see how something is divided up.

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What does a pie graph look like?

It is drawn as a circle which is divided into several pieces or sectors.

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What does the whole circle of a pie graph equal?

100%

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When is it best to use a scatter graph?

To see if information about 2 different things is related or linked.

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What does a scatter graph look like?

It has data plotted as a number of dots or crosses.