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**Drawing Bar charts correctly**

In order to accurately draw a bar chart we need to follow the following steps: Draw, mark and label axes Draw bars & colour if necessary Title your chart Draw a key if necessary

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**Drawing Bar charts correctly**

Draw, mark and label axes Use a ruler to draw both axes Make sure they are long enough!

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**Drawing Bar charts correctly**

Draw, mark and label axes Mark both axes with equal spacing. Make sure there are enough marks

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**Drawing Bar charts correctly**

Draw, mark and label axes number the vertical axis and label it “Frequency” 5 BE CAREFUL The numbers DO NOT go between the spaces 4 3 Frequency 2 1

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**Drawing Bar charts correctly**

1. Draw, mark and label axes The horizontal axis shows what you are measuring. 5 BE CAREFUL The categories you have for this axis DO go between the marks on the axis! 4 3 Frequency 2 1 Red Blue Green Yellow Other Favourite colours

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**Drawing Bar charts correctly**

2. Draw bars & colour if necessary REMEMBER If a bar has a frequency of 0, don’t draw a bar! 5 4 3 Frequency 2 1 Red Blue Green Yellow Other Favourite colours

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**Drawing Bar charts correctly**

3. Title your chart. All titles are “Bar chart to show…” followed by what you’re trying to show. Bar chart to show class 8’s favourite colours 5 4 3 Frequency 2 1 Red Blue Green Yellow Other Favourite colours

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**Drawing Bar charts correctly**

4. Draw a key if necessary Sometimes a bar chart has shows 2 sets of data and we need a key to tell them apart. Bar chart to show class 8’s favourite colours 5 4 3 Frequency 2 1 Red Blue Green Yellow Other Favourite colours

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**Drawing Bar charts correctly**

4. Draw a key if necessary Bar chart to show class 8’s favourite colours 5 4 Key 3 Boys Girls Frequency 2 1 Red Blue Green Yellow Other Favourite colours

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**Drawing Bar charts correctly**

REMEMBER Draw, mark and label axes Draw bars & colour if necessary Title your chart Draw a key if necessary

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