The data are organized from least to greatest.
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Picture graphs are graphs that use pictures to represent and compare information. At this level, each picture should represent one data point.
The values along the horizontal axis represent continuous data, usually some measure of time (e.g., time in years, months, or days). The data presented on a line graph is referred to as “continuous data,” as it represents data collected over a continuous period of time.
Surveys, which are data-collecting tools that list choices, should have a limited number of questions at the primary grades.
A bar graph uses horizontal or vertical bars to represent counts for several categories. One bar is used for each category, with the length of the bar representing the count for that category.
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