Bar Graph: Definition, Types & Examples


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What type of bar graph is shown below?

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1. What is one difference between a histogram and a bar chart?

2. After labeling the horizontal and vertical axes for my bar chart, what is the next step in creating a bar chart?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Bar graphs are commonly used to represent data. These assessments have been composed to test your understanding of the different types, components and uses of bar graphs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to test your knowledge about:

  • The types of bar graphs
  • Differences between histograms and bar charts
  • Creating bar graphs
  • The components of a bar graph
  • Uses of bar graphs

Skills Practiced

Complete these assessments to test your abilities:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the uses, components and types of bar graphs
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as bar charts and histograms
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about bar graphs and their uses

Additional Learning

Learn more about the different types of bar graphs and their uses by reviewing the lesson that accompanies these assessments. As you do, complete the objectives of the lesson to discover:

  • The components of a bar graph
  • Unique uses for vertical and horizontal bar graphs
  • Difference between histograms and bar graphs
  • Purpose of grouped bar graphs