Bar Graph

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of a bar graph:

- Bars of the same width are used to represent the frequency of each value in a data set.
- The height or length of the bar represents the frequency of a specific data value.
- Data may be numerical or categorical.
- The graph may be drawn vertically or horizontally.
- The graph allows one to make comparisons between and among quantities.
- Two sets of data may be graphed on a double bar graph with different colors or patterns used to indicate the different sets.

Example

Bar Graph Interactive

Select *bar graph*. Create a row in the table for each of the bars in your data set. The sample data below could be used to make three different graphs: Wins, Losses, and Wins and Losses.

Non-example

*Favorite Pet* is an example of a **picture graph.**

TEKS: 2(10)(A), 2(10)(B), 2(10)(C), 3(8)(A), 3(8)(B), 5(9)(A), 5(9)(C), 6(12)(D),

7(6)(G)