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Types of Graphs Posters

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6 pages (PDF)|Suitable for Grades: 1 - 7

6 posters showing the features and examples of picture graphs, pie charts, line graphs, bar graphs, column graphs and histograms.

Information on posters includes:

Picture Graphs – A picture graph uses symbols and pictures to compare data. A key explains what each symbol means.

Pie Chart – divided into sectors that each represent a proportion of the whole.

Line Graph – A line graph uses points connected by lines to compare changes in data.

Bar Graph – A bar graph uses horizontal bars to compare data. Categories are displayed on the vertical (y) axis and values on the horizontal (x) axis.

Column Graph – A column graph uses vertical bars to compare data. Categories are displayed on the horizontal (x) axis and values on the vertical (y) axis.

Histogram – A histogram shows the distribution of data in a range. Intervals are displayed on the horizontal (x) axis and values on the vertical (y) axis. On a histogram there is no space between the rectangles that display value.

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My students noticed that the pie graph adds up to 101% not 100%.
Just letting you know.

Andrea Bellis · May 21st, 2015

Hi Andrea
Thanks for picking up on that error. We’ve updated the files now and you can download them here:



– Shanelle

· May 22nd, 2015

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