# Bar Charts

## Practise constructing and interpreting bar charts for everyday situations.

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This is level 3: comparative bar charts.  A survey was conducted to find which Primary schools the students in Year 7 came from. Here are the results:

 1 How many students are there altogether in class 7C? ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 2 How many more students in 7B came from Rainwell than Sunnyvale school? ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 3 Of the students who came from Rainwell school how many more are in 7C than 7E? ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 4 How many Year 7 classes were involved in this survey about Primary schools? ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 5 Which Year 7 class has the greatest number of students altogether? ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 6 More students in 7B came from Sunnyville Primary School. True or false? ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 7 Altogether more students came from Sunnyvale than Rainwell. True or false? ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 8 Altogether how many students were involved in the survey? ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 9 What percentage of the students in 7B came from Rainwell? ☐ % ☐ ✓ ✗

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## Instructions

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## Go Maths

Learning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths page is an alphabetical list of free activities designed for students in Secondary/High school.

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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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## Curriculum Reference

See the National Curriculum page for links to related online activities and resources.

## Example

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