Activity G: Choosing displays

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The activity

How can you chose whether to draw pie charts, grouped bar charts or stacked bar charts when any of these could be drawn from the data? How is this affected by the nature of the data and what questions are of interest?

Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32Teacher Activity G: Choosing displays

Further information about the issues raised by this activity can be found in the guidance booklet as described below.

What is in the guidance?

The guidance booklet is published on the ASE website and can be directly downloaded from here:

The Language of Mathematics in Science: A Guide for Teachers
of 11-16 Science

Discussion of the key ideas that are relevant to this activity can be found in the guidance booklet on the following pages:

  • Section 3.5  Charts showing a quantity categorised by two factors (pp 27-29)
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