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Graphs And Charts For Kids

Words sometimes just don’t pass along information as well as graphics. When we try to explain to others about the number of things, it is often better to show them a graph or chart. Links from your homeschool guide.

Contents of Graphs and Charts

About Graphs and Charts
Create A Graph
Data to Use
Free Graph Paper
Free Graphing Software

About

Every Picture Tells a Story
Avoid dull graphs. Make them visually appealing with appropriate graphics to get your point across.

Using Data and Statistics
Help deciding on which type of graph to use: line, pie or bar. Understanding mean, median, and mode.

Create A Graph

Create a Graph
Graphs and charts are great because they communicate information visually. You can use this interactive site to generate graphs for your own projects.

Creating a Chart or Graph Using Excel
Step by step process to teach kids how to do this.

Graph Paper Printer
Free Acrobat sheets to download and use.

Graphing Worksheets
Nine worksheets, some with data, some for your own data, for you to practice graphing. A bit dull, but a place to start to get the idea.

Data to Use

London School of Economic’s Jason Hickel writes, narrates and directs this short video looking at the extreme truth of how wealth is divided globally.

ACT Test Results
Comparisons since 1997 showing how teen homeschoolers score vs students with other educational and family backgrounds.

American Fact Finder
Data, tables, maps and charts comparing all sorts of aspects of American life, from the Census Bureau. (Advanced)

The Debt to the Penny
Want to use really large numbers to two decimal places? This page has the US National Debt to the penny for quite a few years. To figure out your share, look at the Population Clock and divide. The day I posted this, it came out to $24,254 for every man, woman and child in the USA!

Energy Information Administration
Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government. Chart the price of gas, for example, for your state or around the world.

Fun State Facts
Learn about the US Census, get facts about your state, and have fun with quiz questions. (More kid-friendly version of Census Bureau data.)

History Buff – United States Facts
Information and population statistics about the US in general and about each state. Data points from 1790 to 2000.

Mac vs. PC: The Ultimate Lab Test for New Desktops & Laptops
This computer rivalry has been elevated to a cultural divide on par with Pepsi versus Coke. Taking it beyond personal taste, Popular Mechanics crunches the numbers–with some surprising results (and detailed benchmark scores).

Major League Baseball Stats
Leaders and sortable data for other searches, so you can have a lot of fun comparing earned run averages and other player stats.

Unemployment Rates by State in US
Data to show changes over time, 2003 – Current Date. Make a graph using this data for your state.

Useful Charts
A good number of charts with topics under science, history, psychology, philosophy, English grammar, religion, reference, and some just for fun.

Vote From Abroad
Reports, data, and graphs from the November 2, 2010, US election.

Weather Forecast
This is the weather forecast for here in Milpitas. Up at the top you may add in your own zip code to get the forecast for your city.


Weekly Nielsen Ratings
How many people watched which TV shows this week?

Where are the Best US Election Result Maps?
So I am wondering: What online US Presidential Elections visualizations are you currently watching, and why? Or vice versa, which one do you think is ineffective (and why)? Can the infosthetics crowd come to a consensus of the best election results graphs online?

Worldometers
real-time world statistics. Most zip by very quickly, but you are going to get some up-to-the-second data for your charts and graphs here.


Free Graph Paper

Free Online Graph Paper / Grid Paper PDFs
Downloadable and very printable, I find these PDFs extremely useful. Generate exactly what you need.

Print Free Graph Paper
Save yourself money and a trip to the store! Print graph paper free from your computer. This site is perfect for science and math homework, craft projects and other graph paper needs.

Free Graphing Software

MAC

DeltaGraph 6
Mac and Windows. Demo available. Analyze your data with the Formula Builder and 50 mathematical and statistical functions or fit a curve to your data with advanced regression tools. Visualize your results with more than 80 different chart types and 200 different styles, both 2D and 3D.


OmniGraffle
Mac. Easily create graphs and charts with this versatile tool that’s optimized for OS X. Free to try, $99 to buy.

WINDOWS

GraphSight
Looking for a graph plotting software that allows math students to explore advanced math functions? You’ve just stumbled upon the most hip one.

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