Lesson Plan: Frequency Table Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to construct frequency tables and grouped frequency tables and represent data as a histogram or bar graph.


Students will be able to

  • construct a frequency table or a grouped/cumulative frequency table from a given data set,
  • construct a histogram, cumulative frequency histogram, or bar graph from a given data set,
  • understand the types of data required for a histogram and a bar graph and use this to determine which type of graph is suitable for a given data set,
  • solve comparison problems, interpret data, and identify key features on bar graphs and histograms.


Students should already be familiar with

  • data sets and tables,
  • variables and types of data,
  • measures of central tendency and outliers.


Students will not cover

  • double bar graphs,
  • histograms with uneven widths,
  • relative frequency histograms.

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