Representing data visually
Our favourite resources for charts and graphs on the web
Below are some links to websites with useful information, guides and videos on different ways to represent data visually. Email us with your favourites, and we will add them to the list.
- Stat Trek’s quick guide to bar charts and histograms, including their differences.
- Our own ‘Big Picture’ PowerPoint presentation with tips for drawing your own histogram.
- A clear, step-by-step guide to creating histograms and bar charts by Mr Barton Maths.
- From the MrArnoldsMaths YouTube channel, this video shows you how to produce a histogram.
- Clear, step-by-step instructions for hand-drawing a pie chart from Mr Barton.
Line graphs and error bars
- TF Scientist’s how to draw a scientific graph.
- For students with a high level of understanding, this site shows how to interpret the information provided by error bars.
- This page covers everything from selecting axes to interpreting the line of best fit, by Mr Barton Maths.
- Stat Trek’s guide to the scatter plot is accompanied by a video tutorial.
- BBC Bitesize’s guide to ‘bad graphs’.