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Bar Charts

Practise constructing and interpreting bar charts for everyday situations.

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This is level 2: completing simple bar charts. You will be awarded a trophy if you get at least 4 answers correct and you do this activity online.

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This bar chart shows the favourite types of music of students in class 11W. Drag the bar to show a frequency of 5 for the category representing pop music.

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Rani kept a record of how many times she heard an advert for Ultra Clutch on her local radio station and created this bar chart to show the results. Drag the bar for Wednesday to show a frequency of 11.

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Fri

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This bar chart shows the favourite sports of the members of a Scout Troop. Drag the bar to show the frequency for badminton if there are a total of 31 Scouts in the Troop.

Number of Scouts

Football

Cricket

Rugby

Badminton

Tennis

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This bar chart shows the atomic mass (to the nearest whole number) of some elements arranged in alphabetical order. Drag the bar to show the atomic mass of nitrogen(N) if it is twice the atomic mass of lithium(Li).

Atomic Mass

B

Be

C

F

H

He

Li

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Ne

O

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This bar chart shows the favourite drinks of the members of a choir. Drag the bar to show the frequency for fruit juice if the average of all five frequencies is six.

Frequency

Water

Tea

Coffee

Fruit Juice

Milk

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