Learning With Lucie Archive 2006-2013

December 12, 2008

Friday Five – Graphing Tools

Filed under: Education,FridayFive — Learning with Lucie @ 7:25 pm

This week's Friday Five is filled with tutorials and tools for turning

data into graphs for both the primary classrooms and advanced data

users along with this Bonus Link.

Bonus Link:  5 lesson series covering several mathematics concepts

relating to data and graphs


Along with some tools you can use for these and other lessons that

include charting data

1.  http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=63

Very basic bar graphs maker

2.http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspxThis graphing tools is a Kid friendly web interface for creating

different types of graphs (pies, line, bars, columns, etc)

3.  http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/applets/controller/query/query.htm?qt=chart&lang=en

The popular virtual manipulative site has many tools and related

activities for turning data into graphs

4.  http://www.fgcu.edu/Support/office2000/excel/charts.htmlThe most common way to create graphs is to use spreadsheet's chart tools.

These tutorials cover how to do this using Microsoft Excel

5.  http://openoffice.blogs.com/openoffice/charts/

For those of you who use Open Source Tools – Open Office CALC is the

equivalent of Microsoft Excel.  It's graphing features were a little

cumbersome until version 2.4 and 3.0.  This site has some tips and

tutorials from Solveig Hauglaud

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