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Monday, June 10, 2013

Raising the Bar with Graphs


In Excel Math, we help students understand and create their own picture graphs, line plots, circle graphs, bar graphs, and more! Let's take a look at how to make bar graphs interesting and understandable. Download a free printable math worksheet you can use with your own class.
Excel Math Bar Graph

Some websites let your students create their own bar graphs. Here are just a few:

Create a Graph from the National Center for Education Statistics

You can choose the color for your bars and your background, specify whether you prefer a vertical or horizontal (or stacked) bar graph, a rhombus or triangular shape (or a pattern), whether you'd like it in 2-D or 3-D (or with a shadow).

You can also choose a line plot, an area graph, a pie chart or coordinate points. Then import your data and print your graph or email yourself a link to save it for later.

ChartGo Online charts and graphs
ChartGo lets your older students create colorful 3-D bar graphs.

The options are a bit more complicated, but you can label each x and y axis, choose the width and height of your graph, add rounded corners, a shadow, a border and gridlines.

The bars can be shaped as cylinders, rectangles or polygons.

Choose your bar colors and either a soft or glass shading. You can even copy the code so the graph will display online.


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