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10.03 Column Graphs

Lesson

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Can you read information from picture graphs?

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

Cupcake Flavours Number of People
Strawberry
Chocolate
Vanilla
Chocolate Chip
Banana

Where represents $3$3 votes.

  1. How many people voted for Strawberry?

  2. What was the most popular cupcake flavour?

    Chocolate chip

    A

    Strawberry

    B

    Banana

    C

    Chocolate chip

    A

    Strawberry

    B

    Banana

    C

 

Learn

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

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Question 1

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

Students

Number of badges

Derek $70$70
William $65$65
Frank $75$75
Sandy $60$60
Tara $65$65
  1. Create a column graph which shows the number of badges by student.

    Badges sold for charityStudentsNumber of Badges5101520253035404550556065707580DerekWilliamFrankSandyTara

  2. Which student sold the same number of badges as Tara?

    Frank

    A

    Derek

    B

    William

    C

    Frank

    A

    Derek

    B

    William

    C

Remember!

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

Outcomes

MA2-18SP

selects appropriate methods to collect data, and constructs, compares, interprets and evaluates data displays, including tables, picture graphs and column graphs M

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