Description of graphs
Created by Jennie Lahr
A type of graph that highlights trends by
drawing connecting lines between data
Typically used when showing changes over
a period of time.
Display numerical data by rectangular bars.
The bars can run vertically or horizontally.
The length of the bars indicates the quantity
Used to represent a whole
The pie-shaped sectors represent the parts in
proportion to the whole.
The parts of the pie need to add up to 360
degrees because it is a whole circle.
A quick numerical method of providing
visual summary of data.
Great to show clusters and gaps in the data.
Called the stem-and-leaf graph because the
graph resembles a stem and its leaves.
Similar to bar graphs.
Individual icons or figures are used to
represent the data.
The icons or figures represent the same
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers,
a conceptual approach 5th edition
by Albert B. Bennett, Jr. and
L. Ted Nelson
Information barrowed from section 7.2