Bar Charts

8.2  Bar Charts
  • A bar chart is a chart or graph that presents categorical data with rectangular bars based on height or length proportional to the value they represent. Bars can be plotted vertically or horizontally. Vertical bar charts are sometimes called column charts.
Example of Bar Charts

The bar charts below shows games that a group of children liked.


From the indicators of the bar chart we can find out the number of students and the type of toys they like through the indicators on the vertical axis and the horizontal axis.

Therefore, by using a bar chart students can find out how many children like each game.