Frequency Distribution
Frequency
Frequency is how often something occurs.
Example: Sam played football on
 Saturday Morning,
 Saturday Afternoon
 Thursday Afternoon
The frequency was 2 on Saturday, 1 on Thursday and 3 for the whole week.
Frequency Distribution
By counting frequencies we can make a Frequency Distribution table.
Example: Goals
Sam's team has scored the following numbers of goals in recent games: 
2, 3, 1, 2, 1, 3, 2, 3, 4, 5, 4, 2, 2, 3
Sam put the numbers in order,
and wrote them down as a 

From the table we can see interesting things such as
 getting 2 goals happens most frequently
 only once did they get 5 goals
This is the definition:
Frequency Distribution: values and their frequency (how often each value occurs).
Here is another example:
Example: Newspapers
These are the numbers of newspapers sold at a local shop over the last 10 days:
22, 20, 18, 23, 20, 25, 22, 20, 18, 20
Let us count how many of each number there is:
Papers Sold  Frequency 

18  2 
19  0 
20  4 
21  0 
22  2 
23  1 
24  0 
25  1 
It is also possible to group the values. Here they are grouped in 5s:
Papers Sold  Frequency 

1519  2 
2024  7 
2529  1 
(Learn more about Grouped Frequency Distributions)
Graphs
After creating a Frequency Distribution table you might like to make a Bar Graph or a Pie Chart using the Data Graphs (Bar, Line and Pie) page.