Beginner's Guide to Graphing Data

A graph is a graph is a graph. This video reviews different types of graphs (line, bar, circle, histogram, scatter plot) using a matching game. It also describes the purpose of each type of graph to help learners remember when to use each one.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Pause the video to discuss answers to posited questions before viewing answers
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have prior experience with line graphs, bar graphs, pie graphs, histograms, and scatter plots 
  • Note that the video is designed for the science classroom so graphs have scientific contexts; however, it is also appropriate for math classes
  • The first in a series of three resources



  • Clear, concise explanations
  • Well-drawn graphs that could appear in real-world situations

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