How to Make a Frequency Table

Making a Frequency Table

A frequency table is a great way to present a lot of data.

Imagine a teacher wanted an easy way to present the test scores of their mathematics class:

How to Make a Frequency Table

Making a frequency table is easy.

Question

Construct a frequency table for the numbers below.

Step-by-Step:

1

Construct a table with three columns:

2

In the Score column, write each number that appears in the set of numbers down the column, from the smallest to largest.

3

Go through the set of numbers in the Question. For each number, cross it out and put a tally mark in the Tally column, in the row for that number.

  • The first number is 8. Cross it out and put a tally mark in the Tally column in the 8 row.

  • The second number is 10. Cross it out and put a tally mark in the Tally column in the 10 row.

  • Continue until all numbers have been crossed out and had tally marks placed in the Tally column.

4

For each row, count the tally marks. Write the number of tally marks in the Frequency column.

Answer:

We have made the frequency table for the set of numbers given in the question.

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