However, I sometimes think we underestimate the children's knowledge and understanding of graphs and charts. We also need to show them the importance of 'interpreting charts' and how to 'read between the lines'.
On the sixth class curriculum the children are introduced to 'trend graphs'.
Some key teaching points are:
- The names of both the axes and how to label them
- The significance of a title
- How to space the graph evenly (Consistency)
- Using a ruler!