" Line Graph "

Aka Linear or Straight Line Graphs

Description of a " Line Graph "

A line graph is where you plot out your answers. You put dots next to eachother by 1 inch & draw a line next to each dot so you see if something is better or worse than before.

Features of a " Line Graph "

  1. Horizonal Axis ( x-axis )
  2. Vertical Axis ( y-axis )

What Are The Steps To Create A " Line Graph " ?

  1. Draw a large cross in the middle of your graph paper.
  2. Label each axis with the variable it represents.
  3. Identify the range of data you have to include for each variable.
  4. Decide how many units every line on the graph represents for each of your variables.
  5. Plot your data on the graph.
  6. Connect the left-most dot & the dot to its right with a straight line.
  7. Repeat the process if you're graphing multiple data sets.
  8. Write the graph's title at the top of the page.

What are the pros & cons of a " Line Graph " ?

Pros :

  • Shows absolute changes in data.
  • 2 sets of data can be shown on the same graph.

Cons :

  • Scale can sometimes be difficult.
  • Can only be used with continous data.