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Created by the National Center for Education Statistics, this cost-free web page allows teachers and students to easily create and print graphs for use as visual communication tools.  With one mouse click, students can start designing 5 types of graphs: bar graphs, line graphs, area graphs, circle graphs, and scatterplots (X/Y).  Various patterns, colors, grids, and label choices are available to allow customization.  A detailed tutorial explains which graphical representation is best for various types of applications and assists users in set-up.  This program takes users step-by-step through the design process of creating each graph then allows finished products to be printed, downloaded, saved or even sent via e-mail.


Reasons for Use

  • Create-A-Graph creates graphs for data which is often otherwise difficult to understand or visualize.
  • This program easily allows you to view various graphs using the same data.
  • Create-A-Graph walks you through all of the same steps one would normally take when creating a graph by hand but gives you a colorful, computer-generated graph as the end product.


Tutorials and Helpful Resources





Where to Find the Program

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx - this program requires Flash



Frequently Asked Questions

  • Graphs which are created but not viewed or changed are deleted after 30 days. 
  • Tip about e-mailing graphs:  If you add IESNCESWebmaster@ed.gov to your contacts/address book, graphs that you send yourself through the system will not be blocked or filtered.
  • If you so choose, you can be e-mailed a link to your saved graph project where you can make changes and print.







Comments (1)

Michael D. Hodson said

at 12:39 am on Apr 14, 2009

Hey Sherry I like the Create a graph. How much have you used it with your classes?

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