Lesson 25 — Activity 3: Building Graphs

Getting Ready

You now know how to read and analyze a graph. In this activity, you will learn how to build a graph using a spreadsheet program on the computer.

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First of all, let's choose a topic. Let's look at the time spent on homework each night in math, science, social, and English:


20 minutes
30 minutes
15 minutes
45 minutes

Next, we will put this information into a spreadsheet.

Click here to download and print the PDF.

Print off the instruction sheet to use while working in the Excel spreadsheet program.

If you do not have access to the Excel program, you may use another spreadsheet program. Have your teacher help you adjust the instruction sheet to suit the program you have access to.


Try this!

Click on the Play button below to watch a video on how to make a simple bar graph in Excel.