Make a graph of your Census at School data

Tally chart and bar graph

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Choose one question from the Census at School survey. Make a tally chart and bar graph of the results from your class dataset.

1. Question:



2. Tally Chart

Tally chart
Answers from the survey Tally marks Total (frequency)

3. Bar Graph

On graph paper, make a bar graph using the information from the tally chart above.


  • Title of graph
  • Labels on each axis
  • Scale

Colour your graph

Empty grid to draw chart. 17 columns, 20 rows.

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