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Bar Charts

Practise constructing and interpreting bar charts for everyday situations.

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This is level 1: reading simple bar charts. You will be awarded a trophy if you get at least 7 answers correct and you do this activity online.

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This bar chart shows the number of people who prefer certain types of fruit.

Number of people

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🍌

🍇

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🍍

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Type of fruit

How many people prefer apples (🍏)?

How many people prefer grapes (🍇)?

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Zach has a lot of pets (he lives on a farm). The bar chart shows how many of each type of animal he has.

Number of animals

🐸

🐟

😸

🐕

🐢

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Type of pet

How many fish (🐟) does Zach have?

How many dogs (🐕) does Zach have?

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This bar chart shows the number of glasses of water Marcia drank each day last week at school

Number of glasses

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

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Weekday

How many glasses of water did Marcia drink on Thursday?

How many more glasses did Marcia drink on Wednesday than Monday?

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The colours of cars seen passing underneath a bridge were recorded and displayed in the following bar chart.

Number of cars

Red

White

Black

Blue

Silver

Brown

Green

Yellow

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Car colour

How many more Green cars than yellow cars were seen?

What is the total number of cars seen passing underneath the bridge?

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The bar chart show the ten letters that occured most frequently in a paragraph.

Frequency

E

A

O

T

I

N

H

S

R

D

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Letter

Which letter occured most frequently?

How many times more did the letter T occur than the letter D?   
(What do you have to multiply the frequency of D by to get the frequency of T?)   

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This is Bar Charts level 1. You can also try:
Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5

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Description of Levels

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Level 1 - Reading simple bar charts

Level 2 - Completing simple bar charts

Level 3 - Comparative bar charts

Level 4 - Composite bar charts

Level 5 - Bar charts of grouped data

Histograms - The next step is to learn about histograms

Reading Graphs and Charts - Answer real-life problems from different types of graphs and charts including piece-wise linear graphs

More Statistics including lesson Starters, visual aids, investigations and self-marking exercises.

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