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Drawing Bar charts correctly In order to accurately draw a bar chart we need to follow the following steps: 1.Draw, mark and label axes 2.Draw bars & colour.

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1 Drawing Bar charts correctly In order to accurately draw a bar chart we need to follow the following steps: 1.Draw, mark and label axes 2.Draw bars & colour if necessary 3.Title your chart 4.Draw a key if necessary

2 Drawing Bar charts correctly 1.Draw, mark and label axes Use a ruler to draw both axes Make sure they are long enough!

3 Drawing Bar charts correctly 1.Draw, mark and label axes Mark both axes with equal spacing. Make sure there are enough marks

4 Drawing Bar charts correctly 1.Draw, mark and label axes number the vertical axis and label it Frequency 0 1 2 3 4 5 BE CAREFUL The numbers DO NOT go between the spaces Frequency

5 Drawing Bar charts correctly 1. Draw, mark and label axes The horizontal axis shows what you are measuring. 0 1 2 3 4 5 Red Blue GreenYellowOther Favourite colours Frequency BE CAREFUL The categories you have for this axis DO go between the marks on the axis!

6 Drawing Bar charts correctly 2. Draw bars & colour if necessary REMEMBER If a bar has a frequency of 0, dont draw a bar! 0 1 2 3 4 5 Red Blue GreenYellowOther Favourite colours Frequency

7 Drawing Bar charts correctly 3. Title your chart. All titles are Bar chart to show… followed by what youre trying to show. 0 1 2 3 4 5 Red Blue GreenYellowOther Favourite colours Frequency Bar chart to show class 8s favourite colours

8 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. 0 1 2 3 4 5 Red Blue GreenYellowOther Favourite colours Frequency Bar chart to show class 8s favourite colours

9 Drawing Bar charts correctly 4. Draw a key if necessary 0 1 2 3 4 5 Red Blue GreenYellowOther Favourite colours Frequency Bar chart to show class 8s favourite colours Key Boys Girls

10 Drawing Bar charts correctly REMEMBER 1.Draw, mark and label axes 2.Draw bars & colour if necessary 3.Title your chart 4.Draw a key if necessary


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