Times have changed. The days of lugging around notebooks of graphing paper are behind us. While some people may still prefer to pull out a pencil, most of the world has gone digital. Still, some concepts make more sense to students with hands-on experience. How can you have both in our modern world? By checking out this list of the best graphing websites, of course!
Here, you’ll find resources to give students experiential learning by creating their own line graphs, scatter plots, pie charts, and more. Best of all? Every single website on this site offers free services, with several providing optional upgrades.
1. The Cannon Man
Students will investigate and graph relationships between Cannon Man’s height from the ground and his total distance traveled.
2. Function Carnival
Students connect different representations of relationships together by watching a video and graphing what they see. Does what they graph about the world actually match the world?
3. Teacher Vision
These printables and lesson plans will teach students how to read and create various types of graphs and charts.
4. Graphing Tutorial
This resource will help students figure out how to choose which type of graph to use in different scenarios.
5. Texas Instruments
Teachers can download these free activities to enhance lesson plans and enable students to visualize mathematics in middle grades through high school topics.
Use FooPlot to provide inquiry opportunities for kids. They can manipulate it and see how changing a function changes the graph.
7. Data Classroom
Cost: Free with paid license upgrades
Help students make pro-quality graphs in seconds so they can spend less time on graphing and more time thinking about data.
8. Common Online Data Analysis Platform (CODAP)
This free open-source software for data analysis is built for use in schools. Students can explore, visualize, and learn from data in any content area.
9. Tuva Labs
Cost: Free with paid license upgrades
Students can manipulate data and create their own graphs and charts, including dot plots, scatter plots, bar charts, histograms, box plots, and maps.
10. ClassCalc Graphing Calculator
Teachers can lock students on their calculator devices during class and tests, preventing access to calls, texts, and anything else that’s not ClassCalc. This tool also promotes equity, allowing students to say goodbye to $100+ calculators.
These digital tools are perfect for class activities, graphing, geometry, collaborative whiteboard, and more.
Founded by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, this website offered through the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations.
Quickly and easily make online graphs, pie charts, bar graphs, or even live graphs, and share your graph with all of your students simply with one link.
14. National Center for Education Statistics
In the “Kids’ Zone,” students can choose from five different types of graphs to create.
15. Online Chart Tool
Students can design a number of different chart types, including bar charts, pie charts, line charts, bubble charts, and radar plots.
Grab students’ attention with vibrant graphs, including bar graphs, line graphs, and pie charts that you can create and share.
This lightweight tool provides simple instructions for students creating bar graphs, line graphs, pie charts, scatter plots, and more.
This tool allows students to quickly build a graph visualization by inputting their own labels and data values.
Easily design and share your own normal or 3-D charts online and for free, including line charts, scatter plots, spline charts, Venn charts, and more.
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