Creating bar charts
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Exercise Name: Creating bar charts
Math Missions: 3rd grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission, Mathematics I Math Mission
Types of Problems: 1

The Creating bar charts exercise appears under the 3rd grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission and Mathematics I Math Mission. This exercise introduces practice with creating a bar chart from raw information.

Types of Problems

There is one type of problem in this exercise:

  1. Create the bar chart: This problem provides some raw information and a manipulative bar chart. The user is asked to take the information and use it to create a correct bar chart.

    Create the bar chart


An ability to count and visually compare data can be an advantage but is not completely necessary for this problem. Counting is all that is vitally necessary.

  1. A mouse may be easier to use than a touchpad for this exercise.
  2. The bar chart does not always appear with all the gridlines so it is important to note that there are "half" markers that are used in the manipulative bar chart.

Real-life Applications

  1. The bar charts in this exercise can be in real-world situations.
  2. Bar charts may be good for organizing information when using in business.
  3. Data and statistics appear in news reports and in the media every day.
  4. Statistics can be seen more frequently than calculus in every day life.

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