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

When we have a lot of information sometimes the best way to explain it is by using a graph. A graph helps us read information quickly and easily. 

When we look at a graph one of the first things we need to think about is what the graph means. We can find out what the graph means by looking at the title, labels and the key. 

In the types of graphs we're looking at here the key is very important. The key will tell us 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 December?

  2. In which month did the student read $8$8 books?

    November

    A

    September

    B

    August

    C

    October

    D

    November

    A

    September

    B

    August

    C

    October

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

    November

    A

    October

    B

    September

    C

    December

    D

    November

    A

    October

    B

    September

    C

    December

    D
  4. How many books did the student read altogether in November 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 $18$18 people?

    Train

    A

    Bus

    B

    Car

    C

    Walk

    D

    Bike

    E

    Train

    A

    Bus

    B

    Car

    C

    Walk

    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?

QUESTION 3

The pictograph shows the number of visitors to a theme park on each day of the week.

  1. How many visitors were there on Sunday?

  2. On which day were there $500$500 visitors?

    Monday

    A

    Friday

    B

    Wednesday

    C

    Thursday

    D

    Monday

    A

    Friday

    B

    Wednesday

    C

    Thursday

    D
  3. On which day were there the least amount of visitors?

    Tuesday

    A

    Thursday

    B

    Monday

    C

    Wednesday

    D

    Tuesday

    A

    Thursday

    B

    Monday

    C

    Wednesday

    D
  4. On which day were there the most amount of visitors?

    Sunday

    A

    Saturday

    B

    Thursday

    C

    Friday

    D

    Sunday

    A

    Saturday

    B

    Thursday

    C

    Friday

    D
  5. How many more visitors were there on Sunday compared to Friday?

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