# Use knowledge of positive and negative numbers to interpret graphs

I can use knowledge of positive and negative numbers to interpret graphs.

# Use knowledge of positive and negative numbers to interpret graphs

I can use knowledge of positive and negative numbers to interpret graphs.

## Slide deck

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- Negative data values can be recorded by extending the axes beyond zero

### Common misconception

Inaccuracy when reading horizontally from the top of a bar to the y axis on a bar chart.

Model and encourage the use of rulers to follow a straight horizontal line from the top of a bar to the y axis.

### Keywords

Axis / axes - The x and y lines that cross at right angles to make a graph or grid.

### Licence

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## Video

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## Worksheet

## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

the plural of axis

the horizontal line on a coordinate grid or graph

the vertical line on a coordinate grid or graph

## Exit quiz

### 6 Questions

Temperature increases

Temperature remains the same

Temperature decreases