Reading and drawing histograms

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  1. Introduction to Histograms
  2. How to read a histogram?
  3. How to make a histogram?
  1. The histogram shows the volume of fluid George drank each day.
    Reading and drawing histograms
    1. For how many days did George drink 2.0-2.9 cups of water?
    2. Are there more days that George drank 4.0-4.9 cups or days that George drank 6.0 to 6.9 cups?
    3. What is the shape of distribution?
  2. The frequency table below shows the amount of time spent outdoors each day on average for students in a kindergarten class.

    Minutes spent outdoor

    Number of days













    1. Draw a histogram for the data above.
    2. How many days did the class spend outdoors for at least 10 minutes but less than 40 minutes?
  3. A survey was done to look at the number of clothing items people purchased in the last 3 years. Below is the data collected:
    9, 4, 18, 3, 8, 1, 0, 5, 16, 10, 7, 8, 2, 12, 7, 11, 3, 5, 4, 13, 20, 6, 13, 1
    1. Use intervals, 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, and so on to make a frequency table.
    2. Use the data to complete the histogram.
      make histograms
    3. What range of purchased clothing items was the most common?
    4. What percentage of individuals bought 9 items or more?
    5. What is the shape of distribution?
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