Hey Kids — Create a 3D Pie Chart

Children around the world can learn how to make shiny 3D pie charts, thanks to the Create a Graph page on the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) web site. The NCES is part of the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, and collects and analyzes data related to education.
The Create a Graph page has a charting tutorial, and advice on selecting a chart type. Unfortunately, the sample charts are heavy on the 3D effects, such as the ones shown below.


The Create a Chart page is part of the NCES Kids’ Zone. When you’re tired of making fancy charts, you can try some of the other tools, such as Mind Benders, Word of the Day, or Dare to Compare, where you can test your knowledge against that of grade school students. I’m proud to announce that I got all the Grade 4 math questions right.