Lesson

Can you read information from picture graphs ?

A poll was taken to find people's favorite cupcake flavors. The votes are shown in the picture graph.

a

How many people voted for Strawberry?

Worked Solution

b

What was the most popular cupcake flavor?

A

Chocolate chip

B

Strawberry

C

Banana

Worked Solution

Idea summary

Look for the key to know the value of each picture in a picture graph.

Let's learn more about how to create and read column graphs.

This table shows the number of badges five students sold for a local charity.

Students | Number of badges |
---|---|

\text{Derek} | 70 |

\text{William} | 65 |

\text{Frank} | 75 |

\text{Sandy} | 60 |

\text{Tara} | 65 |

a

Create a column graph which shows the number of badges by student.

Worked Solution

b

Which student sold the same number of badges as Tara?

A

Frank

B

Derek

C

William

Worked Solution

Idea summary

Check the scale on a column graph. The ticks or marks may not always be worth 1.