Here are five activities that all involve understanding graphs. They are roughly in increasing order of difficulty.
A Live Graph - updated every two hours (sadly no longer operating)
Graphs are everywhere. Whatever your job, your hobbies or your interests it is difficult to avoid using them. They frequently appear in books, magazines, on television, in newspapers and advertisements, and although they are sometimes included for no other reason than to impress or to provide decoration, their correct interpretation can occasionally be vital, when mistakes could be costly, or even dangerous.
Most students leave school knowing how to plot a graph from a table of numerical values, but far fewer are competent at interpreting graphs. But in the real world interpretation is more important than plotting. This WWW page is about graph interpretation - the skill of putting a story to a graph. It draws on several research and development projects from the Shell Centre at Nottingham.
Updated 15 February 2002.
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