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1. 1. Graphs How to set up successful graphs in Ms. Baker’s class!
2. 2. How to set up your graph!
3. 3. How to set up your graph! Y Axis (This is for your dependent variable)
4. 4. How to set up your graph! X Axis (This is for your independent variable)
5. 5. TAILS T - Title Teachers’s Favorite Singer
6. 6. TAILS T - Title A - Axis Teachers’s Favorite Singer Y Axis = Dependent Variable X Axis = Independent Variable
7. 7. TAILS T - Title A – Axis S – Scale Teachers’s Favorite Singer Decide on an appropriate scale for each axis. Choose a scale that lets you make the graph as large as possible for your paper and data
8. 8. How to determine scale <ul><li>Scale is determined by your highest & lowest number. </li></ul><ul><li>In this case your scale would be from 2 – 22. </li></ul>Favorite Singer Number of Teachers Toby Keith 22 Madonna 15 Elvis 11 Sting 5 Sinatra 2
9. 9. How to determine Intervals <ul><li>The interval is decided by your scale. </li></ul><ul><li>In this case your scale would be from 2 – 22 and you want the scale to fit the graph. </li></ul><ul><li>The best interval would be to go by 5’s. </li></ul>Favorite Singer Number of Teachers Toby Keith 22 Madonna 15 Elvis 11 Sting 5 Sinatra 2
10. 10. TAILS T – Title A – Axis I – Interval S – Scale Teachers’s Favorite Singer The amount of space between one number and the next or one type of data and the next on the graph. The interval is just as important as the scale Choose an interval that lets you make the graph as large as possible for your paper and data
11. 11. TAILS T – Title A – Axis I – Interval S – Scale Teachers’s Favorite Singer 0 5 10 15 20 25
12. 12. TAILS T – Title A – Axis I – Interval L – Labels S – Scale Teachers’s Favorite Singer 0 5 10 15 20 25 Toby Keith Madonna Elvis Sting Sinatra Singers Give the bars a general label. What do those words mean? Number of Teachers Label your Y Axis. What do those numbers mean? LABEL your bars or data points
13. 13. When to use… <ul><li>Bar graphs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used to show data that are not continuous. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows us to compare data like amounts or frequency or categories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow us to make generalizations about the data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help us see differences in data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Line Graphs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For continuous data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>useful for showing trends over time </li></ul></ul>