Math: Understanding Diagrams
Learn about different types of diagrams, graphs and charts. Learn how to understand and read data represented by lines, colors, and bars. Includes lesson plans and in-class activities. This topic is linked to eThemes Resources on misleading graphs, pie charts, line, and bar graphs.
Follow the links to learn about data presentation using line graphs, bar graphs, scatter plots, and pie charts. Includes visual examples.
Venn Diagram Basic
Learn when Venn diagrams are used and how to understand the displayed data. NOTE: The site leads to websites with pop-up ads.
Using Data and Statistics
Learn about liner graphs, pie charts, and bar graphs. Find out how to understand and read data from these types of diagrams.
Education Place Activity: Make a Living Graph
During this activity kids can learn what each number represents in bar graphs by being a part of their own living graph.
Collecting Data and Graphing
This lesson plan requires kids to measure each other's arm span and height. Then they represent the collected data in two graphs and compare the results.
Enchanted Learning: Graphic Organizer
Select icons of various types of diagrams and charts to learn when, why, and how these diagrams can be used. Includes a number of printouts. NOTE: The site includes ads.
BrainPOP: Diagramming Sentence
Watch this animated movie to learn about another type of organization and presentation: diagramming sentences. Includes a quiz and activities. NOTE: The web site is available by subscription only.
eThemes Resource: Math: Misleading Graphs
Learn about how graphs can misrepresent information. Learn how to avoid common errors and how to design good charts. These sites include illustrations, tips, activities, worksheets, and quizzes.
eThemes Resource: Math: Circle Graphs/Pie Charts
These sites include interactive games, activities, and simulations of circle graphs/pie charts. Also includes some basic data that can be analyzed and some scoring rubrics.
eThemes Resource: Bar, Line, and Picture Graphs
These sites include examples of different types of graphs such as bar, line, and pictographs. Many of the sites are interactive and demonstrate how graphing works. Also includes several hands-on activities.
How to Read a Graph
Find out what you need to know in order to understand a graph.
BBC: Maths: Data Handling
Learn how to interpret data from graphs. Online quiz is included. NOTE: This site has a link leads to discussion board.
Find out if you know when to use different types of graphs by taking this online quiz.
FunBrain: What's the Point?
Practice reading graphs from a game.
What's in a Graph?
This lesson plan provides ideas and guidelines for making and interpreting graphs.