How to put information into tables & graphs Why use graphs & tables? • They help organize information • They help in interpreting information When to use a table When you want any easy way to organize and share data. Number Item Price Total 2 Plates $10 $20 14 Forks $1.20 $16.80 When to use a graph Showing the relationship between two or more things. Such as time of day & temperature or which ice cream flavor is most popular. Pair share: what is something a car dealership might graph. When to use a line graph Use a line graph with two Changes in daily tempuratures numeric 100.0 80.0 variables: Temp (F) 60.0 Aug 40.0 Dec Change in 20.0 0.0 temperature over 6am 9am 12pm 3pm Time time. Pair share: which month has the highest temperature. When to use a bar graph Use a bar graph when you have 250 one numeric & 200 150 one category 100 Aug Dec variable: How 50 much money was 0 cloths rent food movies spent on different White board: What items items? did the person spend more on in Dec. When to use a pie chart Use pie chart when examining percents/ vanilla proportions: What choc. mint ice cream flavors mango were most popular among 100 people? White board Review 1. What type of graph would be best to use when comparing temperature to plant growth? 2. What type of graph would you use to determine what kind of tree is most common in a forest? 3. Why would you record data in a table?
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