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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 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 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! 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 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 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 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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