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In this graph reading worksheet, students write how many kids like various drinks shown in a graph. 
Third graders examine three different pictographs and answer the questions that accompany each. One is about animals at the zoo, one is about stamp collections, and one is about types of fruit. Each symbol represents a different number in each of the three graphs, so your learners are getting great practice here! 
Using an article about the toxicity of uranium exposure, learners discuss how the precautionary principle relates to epidemiologic studies. They analyze exposure data displayed in graphs and write descriptions of the results. You will need to track the article down online since the link does not take you to it. A four-page worksheet is provided which includes background information, diagrams, data tables, and a series of questions to answer.
In this graph worksheet, 3rd graders answer 12 questions based on three picture graphs. They read a graphs about zoo animals, items in a room, and plants in a garden. They count and compare items in the graphs.
Play this clip for your 1st or 2nd graders and they'll have no problem understanding how to read a pictograph. This clip is easy to follow and fully explains what an image key is and how it is used to read a pictograph. Great classroom tool!
Bar graphs can help learners answer questions, such as the difference between speed limits. Using the data collected and displayed on a bar graph, the tutor reads the given speed limits to pull data, subtract, and find the difference. This would be a great link to send home with children needing extra math support.
Learners won't have a hard time reading the data on a line graph after viewing this comprehensive video clip. The tutor speaks slowly and clearly so that learners will be able to follow along as she answers a two-part question with data found on the graph.
Help your class study for the next exam with this easy-to-follow video. They will see how the tutor uses a histogram to determine a sum that answers a question based on the information found on the histogram.
Help pupils read graphs and tables with these examples and data comprehension questions. First they examine a bar graph to answer five analysis prompts. Note this graph doesn't have a label along the y-axis, so you may want to do this together as a class to complete it. Next, they finish a chart about favorite pets before answering two questions about the data. There is a slight discrepancy with this one: the chart is entitled "Favorite Pets", however the questions assume these are pets learners own.  
Raise the bar in your third grade class with this learning exercise on bar graphs. Youngsters view three graphs representing three different sets of data, and answer questions based on what they analyze. The first set is completed as an example. A great way to assess learners' knowledge and skill with measurement and data!
Something's fishy here! Use the bar graph provided to determine the length of each fish shown. Small cartoon fish make this an engaging worksheet for young learners. There are six questions provided. 
A sweet activity to challenge your first graders! The picture graph displays a class's favorite fruits. Young learners solve various problems with the data, including counting the amounts of each kind of fruit, and interpreting which fruit was chosen the most (and the least). Consider mapping your own class's favorite fruits, or other kinds of food, to replicate the activity with the same questions.
In this graphs worksheet, students answer 15 multistep questions about graphs.  Students determine distance traveled, time, velocity, and create scenarios to fit the graph.
Students interpret charts and graphs. In this graphing lesson, students are introduced to the x and y axis and practice constructing types of graphs. Students collect data and represent the information by making a graph.
Encourage kids to read line graphs with confidence using these examples and accompanying comprehension questions. Learners examine two graphs and answer four questions about each. This is definitely intended for beginners to this type of graph, and there is a fully completed example to get them started. Encourage pupils to look at trend lines once they are done: What is the general trend in weather as the year progresses? Is there a trend in Kate's past spelling test scores? You could also use this to reinforce averages.
In this graphic sources worksheet, students read a paragraph about Henry Ford's car and read a graph that goes along with it. Students complete 5 multiple choice questions about Henry Ford's car.
In this graph practice worksheet, students examine a graph and use their problem solving skills on order to respond to 5 questions regarding the information presented on the graph.
Are your youngest learners beginning to read bar graphs? Use this bar graph on favorite pets! There are seven questions, but consider rewriting the questions, as some are poorly written. 
In this interpreting graphs worksheet, students interpret 5 graphs in multiple choice format. Students identify the statement that best represents the given graph and vice versa.
Let's take a look at Luis' bike ride! Scholars examine a line graph charting a 20-kilometer bike ride over the course of six hours. They answer six questions about the data requiring the understand the concepts of each axis and the line itself. They have three example questions to reference. Consider looking at these together first, and possibly numbering the six questions before copying to make review easier. Use this to prepare kids to chart their own bike rides or maybe a school fundraising run. 

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