Displaying Data

Data can be displayed in various ways. Your choice of display should be determined by two factors:

1) The nature of the data to be displayed: is it continuous, categorical or discrete data?

2) For what purpose are you displaying the data? Would it be suited by a table or would you need a graph or chart? Are you comparing actual numbers or proportion?

Box plots

Using two or more box plots to compare data. These are questions from GCSE papers on box plots. Following the questions, there are examiners reports on some of the answers as well as a mark scheme.

A spreadsheet with questions that require learners to read a bar chart. Grade 1 or 2 type questions.

Comparing Charts 1

Challenging questions on proportion based on a series of pie charts.

Comparing Charts 2

Challenging questions on proportion based on a bar chart.

Video on drawing a scattergraph

Video on drawing a scattergraph from data to line of best fit.

Notes on drawing a bar chart

An aide memoire on all the points you need to remember when drawing a bar chart.

Video on drawing a pie chart

A video going through the stages of drawing a pie chart.

Assigning data to a Venn Diagram

A video showing how to assign data to a Venn diagram. This goes with the file that can be found here. This file includes a story for the students to read to assign places name to different areas of the Venn diagram.

Video on scaling a graph

A video showing how to draw a graph with a relevant scale.

Video on drawing a histogram

A video showing how to draw a histogram.

Histogram sheets to go with the video

Sheets used in the video on histograms including a blank so that students can draw the histogram at the same time as they watch the video.

Pictogram 1

Presented with a pictogram, students have to make up 10 questions that can be answered from the pictogram shown.

Pictogram 2

Answer 10 questions on the pictogram shown.

Answer questions on pictograms using the spreadsheet. You will be informed if you are correct or have to try again.

Answer questions on pictograms using the spreadsheet. You will be informed if you are correct or have to try again.

Pie charts and tables

Transfer information from a table to a pie chart and a pie chart to a table.

Labelling axes on a graph

Video that shows you how to calculate the scale on a graph so that you can include all the data to largest, sensible scale.

Video on drawing a scattergraph

Video that shows you how to take data and draw a scattergraph.

Spreadsheet on extracting information from tables

Spreadsheet on extracting information from tables that marks the answers as you are going along.