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Surf for More Math

Lesson 9 - Communicate About Graphs


Use this activity to encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning how to communicate about graphs. Students can try this activity on their own or in pairs.


Evaluate the accuracy of a graph and suggest ways to present data accurately.


Builds Upon

Student Book pages 80-81

Instructions for Use

Bar Graph lets students evaluate the accuracy of a bar graph.

To use Bar Graph, choose a data set from the drop-down menu beside "Choose data set:" under the graph. Then click the "Graph Data" button.

Evaluate the graph that appears. Is the scale appropriate? Is all the data included? Is the graph labelled correctly? What changes would you make to the graph?