### Different types of charts/graphs

```DIFFERENT TYPES OF
CHARTS/GRAPHS
And how they can be used for understanding history.
Nathan B. Gilson
Southwest Middle School
COPY THIS TABLE INTO YOUR NOTES
(SECTION 2)
Name (Chart Type) Looks Like…
Pie Chart
Leave a lot of
Line Graph
space here for pictures
Column/Bar graph
Scatter Plot graph
Histogram
Used for
PIE CHARTS
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Pie charts are good to show how much of
something is compared to everything.
ALWAYS show a PERCENTAGE%
LINE GRAPHS
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Line Graphs show how things change over TIME.
US Deaths--Iraq War
1000
900
800
700
600
500
US Deaths
400
300
200
100
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
COLUMN OR BAR GRAPHS

Show how different areas compare using one
focus. Usually when you want to show the
number, rather than the percentage.
SCATTER PLOT GRAPH

Shows how a group rates. Can show trends
within a group as well.
120%
100%
80%
60%
40%
1st test
20%
2nd test
3rd test
0%
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
HISTOGRAM
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Special bar graph that shows different subgroups or categories within one large group.
USING MICROSOFT EXCEL TO MAKE A
GRAPH
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Step 1—Put the Graph Title in A1
USING MICROSOFT EXCEL TO MAKE A
GRAPH
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Put the headings for each set of data in B1 to B__
USING MICROSOFT EXCEL TO MAKE A
GRAPH
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Put the data underneath each title and double
check that you entered it right, it’s real easy to
miss a 0 somewhere.
USING MICROSOFT EXCEL TO MAKE A
GRAPH
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Starting in A1, click and drag to make a
highlighted box around all of the information you
want on your graph, then click insert
USING MICROSOFT EXCEL TO MAKE A
GRAPH
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Choose the kind of chart/graph you want from
the options listed.
USING MICROSOFT EXCEL TO MAKE A
GRAPH
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Check your chart to make sure it looks right.
Obvious things would be something that should
be the biggest looks small. You probably missed
1 number.
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For this graph, Russia should be the biggest, but
it isn’t, because it’s missing a 0. Don’t worry, you
don’t have to do it all over again, just change the
number and the graph will automatically change
with the new information.
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Just click in the box where Russia’s number is,
change the 0, and watch your chart change
MUCH
BETTER