How graphs can be so misleading, a great starter worksheet for a data handling lesson on Misleading Graphs!

Misleading Graphs

I love using this worksheet photocopied to A3 as a group work activity to encourage debate and discussion about how graphs can be misleading. This misleading graphs task makes you utilise the opportunity for great SMSC!

I get learners into groups of fours and give them one graph at a time to discuss and annotate what could be perhaps wrong with the graph and more importantly how it can be improved. In between each misleading graph I get learners to share their ideas with the rest of the group before giving them the next misleading graph. Take a look at some of the other lesson starters on the site or search for some resources using the search field to the right.

misleading graphs

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Examples of Misleading Graphs

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4 comments on “How graphs can be so misleading, a great starter worksheet for a data handling lesson on Misleading Graphs!
  1. Belinda says:

    Thanks for sharing – this looks great as an opener for an upcoming lesson that I have on graphs. I have also pinned it!
    Thanks

  2. Mr Maths says:

    What a great resource, brilliant purchase!

    Used it and got the pupils in groups to discuss their findings. I hope you don’t mind I passed it on to a colleague.

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