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How are bar graphs and pictographs different? As you begin this concept, use these simple graphs to help get learners started with data analysis styles. There is one bar graph and one pictograph, each accompanied by four or five comprehension questions (nine in total). The questions require basic graph-reading skills and don't require any approximating of values. After reviewing the worksheet, consider comparing these two types by graphing a class poll as a bar graph and pictograph. Which one is more effective, according to the class? Could they be used for different purposes?
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!
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.
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.