How to Interpret Information From Graphs


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Say you have data about the percentage of a population that prefers chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, or other ice cream. The total adds up to 100%. What would be the best graph for this data?

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1. If you had a category, such as 'ice cream flavor', where is the best spot on a graph to put this?

2. What is the main reason to choose a line graph?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this worksheet/quiz to dissect your understanding of interpreting graphs. For the quiz you'll need to know which sort of graph would be most appropriate to represent a given set of data and how it should be styled.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet will bring to light these areas of study:

  • Why choosing a line graph is a good idea
  • Pie charts
  • True statements regarding information represented in graphs

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding information that is portrayed in graphs
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of how graphs are organized and how that's connected to when it's appropriate use a line graph
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on interpreting graphs

Additional Learning

More information on graphs is available via the lesson called How to Interpret Information From Graphs. You'll be going over these areas:

  • When you might use a graph
  • What is conveyed in a graph's legend
  • Bar graphs
  • The interpretation of data