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Diagrams, charts and graphs

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Diagrams, charts and graphs are used by all sorts of people to express information in a visual way, whether it's in a report by a colleague or a plan from your interior designer. This free course will teach you how to interpret these tools and how to use them yourself to convey information more effectively.

After studying this course you should be able to:

  • draw and interpret scale diagrams;
  • extract information from tables;
  • draw, interpret and compare pie charts, bar charts and frequency diagrams;
  • use and interpret coordinates;
  • plot points and draw graphs, using suitable axes and scales;
  • interpret and compare graphs.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 5 hours
  • Updated Monday 21st September 2015
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Mathematics Education
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Diagrams, charts and graphs

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After studying this course you should be able to:

  • draw and interpret scale diagrams;

  • extract information from tables;

  • draw, interpret and compare pie charts, bar charts and frequency diagrams;

  • use and interpret coordinates;

  • plot points and draw graphs, using suitable axes and scales;

  • interpret and compare graphs.

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