# Rubric

 Graphing : true vs. misleading graphs Teacher Name: Mr. Whisler Student Name:     ________________________________________ CATEGORY 4 3 2 1 Neatness and Attractiveness Exceptionally well designed, neat, and attractive. Colors that go well together are used to make the graph more readable. A ruler and graph paper (or graphing computer program) are used. Neat and relatively attractive. A ruler and graph paper (or graphing computer program) are used to make the graph more readable. Lines are neatly drawn but the graph appears quite plain. Appears messy and "thrown together" in a hurry. Lines are visibly crooked. Type of Graph Chosen Graph fits the data well and makes it easy to interpret. Graph is adequate and does not distort the data, but interpretation of the data is somewhat difficult. Graph distorts the data somewhat and interpretation of the data is somewhat difficult. Graph seriously distorts the data making interpretation almost impossible. Labeling of X axis The X axis has a clear, neat label that describes the units used for the independent variable (e.g, days, months, participants' names). The X axis has a clear label that describes the units used for the independent variable. The X axis has a label. The X axis is not labeled. Labeling of Y axis The Y axis has a clear, neat label that describes the units and the dependent variable (e.g, % of dogfood eaten; degree of satisfaction). The Y axis has a clear label that describes the units and the dependent variable (e.g, % of dogfood eaten; degree of satisfaction). The Y axis has a label. The Y axis is not labeled. proper scale The scale has equal spacing on X and Y axis. Data is fairly represented. The scale has almost equal spacing on X and Y axis. Data is represented clearly. The scale does not have equal spacing on X and Y axis. Data is presented from one point of view. Graph is inaccurate due to scale not being spaced properly. Data presented from only one point of view. Date Created: Jun 03, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)