# What is the interpretation of graphs?

## What is the interpretation of graphs?

Interpreting graphs involves understanding what the shape of a curve represents in real life situations. We should also understand what slope means and how to interpret what a high or low slope value represents. An understanding of plotting points is also important.

## How do you describe a graph?

Describing language of a graph

- UP: increase / rise / grow / went up / soar / double / multiply / climb / exceed /
- DOWN: decrease / drop / fall / decline / plummet / halve / depreciate / plunge.
- UP & DOWN: fluctuate / undulated / dip /
- SAME: stable (stabilised) / levelled off / remained constant or steady / consistent.

**How does a graph help in interpreting results of an experiment?**

Displaying data from an experiment with a graph makes it easier to see trends and patterns in the data. The graph presents the data in a visual format that often brings out the significance of the data much more clearly than a data table.

**What is your interpretation of your line graph?**

The title of the graph tells us what the graph is all about. The horizontal label across the bottom and the vertical label along the side tells us what kinds of data is being shown. The horizontal scale across the bottom and the vertical scale along the side tell us how much or how many.

### How do you describe the results of a graph?

Describing language of a graph

- UP: increase / rise / grow / went up / soar / double / multiply / climb / exceed /
- DOWN: decrease / drop / fall / decline / plummet / halve / depreciate / plunge.
- UP & DOWN: fluctuate / undulated / dip /
- SAME: stable (stabilised) / levelled off / remained constant or steady / consistent.

### How do you interpret the results of an experiment?

In Practice

- Include an overview of the topic in question, including relevant literature.
- Explain what your experiment might contribute to past findings.
- Keep the introduction brief.
- Avoid giving away the detailed technique and data you gathered in your experiment.