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UPP085/XAB091 Academic Numeracy Worksheet 3
Submission tips: Submit a Word doc with your answers – see previous worksheets for more instructions. For
Q3, your graph must be produced in Excel. You can either copy and paste your graph from Excel into your
Word doc (see video on MyLO for a demo), or submit your Excel file alongside your Word doc.
Q1. Interpreting Graphs
Review Parts A, B and C of Interpreting Graphs (Topic 3 MyLO).
For each of the two graphs (Medal vs Athletes and BOM Graph) complete the following:
a) Write one (clear, concise) sentence describing what the graph is about. (This is Part A of
b) Write a few sentences highlighting the results of the research – no need to mention
everything, just the main trends or significant features (Part B of Interpreting Graphs).
In the second graph, you should also compare the two climates, taking note of the seasons.
Graph 1: Medals vs Athletes (Answer parts a, b, and c for this graph)
c) For the medal graph only: Write a short paragraph about the research (Part C).
You might like to discuss:
• What questions does this graph raise?
• What do you find interesting about the research?
Graph 2: BOM graph (Answer parts a and b for this graph)
Q2. Bad Graphs
Write one short paragraph describing errors in the way the graph below has been drawn.
Q3. Drawing a Great Graph!
Use Excel to draw a column graph of this data. Make sure it’s a “great graph” (see MyLO)!
Q4. Mini-Maths: Positive and Negative Numbers
You must show steps of your working and do not forget to use BODMAS!
a) −3 + 5 × −4 + 3
2 × 2 =
b) 10 − (−6 ÷ 2 × 3) =