How to choose an appropriate graph:
Line graph- shows change over time; Use a line graph to show whether data increases or decreases.
Bar graph- compares data. Use a bar graph to see how may of each type of item are in the data.
Double bar graph- Compares 2 sets of data. You can compare how two items are represented in the data.
Circle graph-shows how data as a whole is broken into different parts.
Line plot- shows how many times each number occurs in the data
Stem and leaf plot- shows data arranged by place value. Use the plot to organize a long list of numbers.