Lesson

Do you know how to read tables , picture graphs , column graphs ?

A grocery store created the following pie graph of fruit sold in their store:

a

What is the least common fruit sold?

A

Apples

B

Blueberries

C

Limes

D

Oranges

Worked Solution

b

What is the second most common fruit sold?

A

Apples

B

Oranges

C

Grapes

D

Blueberries

Worked Solution

Idea summary

We can compare sections of a pie graph by either comparing the size of the pieces, or by comparing the numbers that are on each piece.

This video explores different types of graphs, and things to think about when you want to how to display data.

The table shows Year 5's answers to the survey question "Do you own a pet?".

What is the best way to display this data?

Yes | 94 |
---|---|

No | 16 |

A

Picture graph

B

Pie graph

Worked Solution

Idea summary

Particular graphs will be more appropriate for different types of data. If we only have data for a two categories, then a pie graph is most appropriate.

This video explores things to think about when you are choosing what type of graph suits the data you want to display.

This column graph and pie graph show the number of times that each type of sport is played.

a

In which display is it easier to see the sport that was played the most?

A

Pie chart

B

Column graph

Worked Solution

b

In which display is it easier to see the sports that were played a similar amount of times?

A

Pie chart

B

Column graph

Worked Solution

Idea summary

Different graphs are useful to display different types of data.

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