Bar Graphs

Imagine you have a basket of delicious fruits.

How many do you have for each type of fruit?

You can sort them and count.

Or you can use a **bar graph**!

A **bar graph **is kind of graph that shows data using bars.

The bars can be vertical or horizontal.

Below is an example of a **vertical bar graph**. It shows the data for your basket of fruits.

The height of the bars will tell you the size of each group.

On the **left side of the bar graph**, you will see numbers.

These numbers tell us the exact size of each group.

What can you say about our bar graph?

๐ The highest bar is for apples. This means that apple is the fruit that you have the most of.

๐ The lowest bar is for bananas. This is the fruit that you have the least of.

๐ You have more strawberries than bananas. But you have more apples than strawberries.

Bar graphs are great to use when **comparing groups**.

Look at the graph.

How many apples do you have?

That's right! 6 apples.

How many strawberries do you have?

Yes! There are 5 strawberries.

How many bananas do you have?

You got it! There are 2 bananas.

Great job! Now try the practice questions.

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