Using Appropriate Graphs

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  • A line graph is used to show changes over time A stem-and-leaf plot arranges data by place value A bar graph is used to compare data about different groups The data shows the number of hours different kinds of animals sleep each day. The data do not show changes over time, and some important info is not shown by the stem-and-leaf plot. So, the bar graph is the best choice. Would a circle graph be good for the data? No, because the data do not show a whole made up of parts.
  • Using Appropriate Graphs

    1. 1. Choose an Appropriate Graph Chapter 7, Lesson 5
    2. 2. Nature Nap- Some animals sleep most of the day, and others hardly sleep at all. Look at how Cindy, Joe, and Elayna showed the data in the table. Which graph or plot works best? Animal Hours of Sleep Giraffe 4 Raccoon 13 Squirrel 14 Bear 8
    3. 3. Hours of Sleep Giraffe Raccoon Squirrel Bear Animal Hours of Sleep Giraffe 4 Raccoon 13 Squirrel 14 Bear 8
    4. 4. Animal Hours of Sleep Giraffe 4 Raccoon 13 Squirrel 14 Bear 8 Hours of Sleep 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 Giraffe Raccoon Squirrel Bear Animal NumberofHours
    5. 5. Animal Hours of Sleep Giraffe 4 Raccoon 13 Squirrel 14 Bear 8 Hours of Sleep 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 Giraffe Raccoon Squirrel Bear Animal Hours
    6. 6. What would you use… • To compare the speeds of 5 different animals? • To show the total votes in an election? • To show your heights since birth? • To show the weekly math grades of your classmates?
    7. 7. What would you use to compare the favorite subjects in two 4th grade clases? A. Bar Graph B. Double Bar Graph C. Line Graph D. Stem-and-Leaf Plot E. Circle Graph Subject Mr. Piccioli Mrs. Henkels Science 3 8 Social 7 6 Math 10 8 Reading 7 5
    8. 8. To track the growth of a plant use a… A. Bar Graph B. Double Bar Graph C. Line Graph D. Stem-and-Leaf Plot E. Circle Graph Week 1 2 3 4 Height (inches) 4 8 16 32
    9. 9. To show favorite sports of students in a class use a … A. Bar Graph B. Double Bar Graph C. Line Graph D. Stem-and-Leaf Plot E. Circle Graph Activity Votes Ping Pong 8 Reading 12 Biking 4 TV 2
    10. 10. To show the monthly temperature use a … A. Bar Graph B. Double Bar Graph C. Line Graph D. Stem-and-Leaf Plot E. Circle Graph Month Jan Feb Mar April Mound 10º 21º 34º 42º

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