UK Primary (3-6)
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Create and interpret pictographs (1 value per picture)
Lesson

Graphs make information easier to read and understand. In picture graphs each picture represents an object. To understand a graph we need to look at the information around it. We can use the title of the graph and any labels to help. 

In these graphs we can use the pictures to make sense of the information we're given. 

When we see pictures instead of numbers we need to think about how many numbers each picture represents. 

 

Examples:

QUESTION 1

The pictograph shows the number of books a student read during each month.

  1. How many books did the student read in September?

  2. In which month did the student read $2$2 books?

    August

    A

    December

    B

    November

    C

    October

    D

    August

    A

    December

    B

    November

    C

    October

    D
  3. In which month were the most amount of books read?

    December

    A

    August

    B

    September

    C

    October

    D

    December

    A

    August

    B

    September

    C

    October

    D
  4. How many books did the student read altogether in December and October?

QUESTION 2

A survey was conducted asking students what transport they used to get to school.

The pictograph shows the responses.

  1. What form of transport is used by exactly $4$4 people?

    Train

    A

    Car

    B

    Walk

    C

    Bus

    D

    Bike

    E

    Train

    A

    Car

    B

    Walk

    C

    Bus

    D

    Bike

    E
  2. What is the difference between the amount of students who use the most common form of transport and the amount of students who use the least common form of transport?

  3. How many people participated in the survey who don't catch the train to school?

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