Graphs and charts are ways of
representing information visually. For example, what does
the graph below tell you?
The graph compares Search
Engine results on the keywords "First Aid Tutorials"
among five Engines (See boxes on your right): Google, Yahoo,
Hotbot, Alta Vista, and Lycos.
On the left margin of the
chart, you see the words, "Number of Returns in
Thousands." Google found 306,000 (in thousands) tutorials.
Hotbot found 61,000. What did the others find?
Alta Vista Yahoo Lycos
Examine the very same
information in a pie chart, below.
Following are a chart and a
graph with different information. Provide answers to the
questions using the boxes below.
Chris' highest score area:
Lowest score area:
John's least expensive month Second least Most expensive
Do you think John should sell
you finish, sign and date your calculation sheets. Print this
page with your answers. Place all of you work in your portfolio.
(You can create your own
graphs at http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing/
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of Education through the Cortez Adult Education Program. All
ŠUnlimited Learning, 2004
Leecy Wise, author