Lesson 8 Interpret Picture Graphs

    • Let’s answer questions based on picture graphs.

Warm-up How Many Do You See: Dots within 10

How many do you see? How do you see them?

  1. Two group of dots. Group 1, 5 dots. Group 2, 2 dots.
  2. Two groups of 5 dots.
  3. 2 groups of dots.  group 1, 5 dots. Group 2, 4 dots.

Activity 1 Veggies People Love

Problem 1

Clare asked a group of kids, “What veggies do you love?” Their responses are shown in this picture graph.

Picture Graph.  Veggies Kids Love. Key; each vegetable picture represents one kid response. Broccoli, 4 broccoli pictures. Carrot, 7 carrot pictures. Spinach, 2 spinach pictures. Corn, 4 corn pictures.

What can you learn about the veggies kids love from Clare’s picture graph?

Problem 2

A group of adults were asked, “What veggies do you love?” Their responses are shown in this picture graph.

Picture Graph. Veggies Adults Love. Key: one vegetable picture represents one adult response. Broccoli, 3 broccoli pictures. Carrots, 8 carrot pictures. Spinach, 2 spinach pictures. Corn, 4 corn pictures.

Answer the questions based on the graph.

  1. How many adults like spinach?

  2. What is the total number of adults who like carrots or corn? Show your thinking using drawings, numbers, or words.

  3. Write one fact you learned about the veggies adults love based on the data represented in the picture graph.

Activity 2 Answer Questions

A group of kids were asked, “What foods do you love to eat?” Their responses are shown in this picture graph.

Picture Graph. Food Kids Love To Eat. Key: picture of food item represents one response. Pizza, 5 pizza pictures. Tacos, 2 taco pictures. Grilled Cheese, 4 grilled cheese pictures. Spaghetti, 9 spaghetti pictures.
  1. Circle the 4 questions that can be answered using the graph.

    1. How many kids chose pizza?

    2. How many chose tacos or grilled cheese?

    3. Why did so many kids choose spaghetti?

    4. How many more kids chose pizza than tacos?

    5. What is the total number of kids who chose spaghetti or pizza?

  2. Answer each question you circled.

Practice Problems

Problem 1

The picture graph shows the favorite colors of some students.

Picture Graph. Favorite Color. Key: one circle represents one student response. Yellow, 5 circles. Orange, 6 circles. Blue, 4 circles. Green, 7 circles.

Select 3 statements that are true about the data recorded in the graph.

  1. More students like green than any of the other colors.

  2. 5 students chose blue as their favorite color.

  3. 2 more students chose blue than orange.

  4. 22 students voted in all.

  5. 3 fewer students chose blue than green.
     

Problem 2

The picture graph shows the pattern blocks that were used to create a pattern.

Picture Graph. Pattern Blocks by Shape. Key. 1 pattern block represents 1 pattern block to create the pattern. Triangles, 8. Squares, 6. Trapezoid, 5. Rhombuses, 6.

Select 3 questions that you can answer with the graph.

  1. Are there more trapezoids than squares?

  2. Are all of the triangles together in the pattern?

  3. How many hexagons are there?

  4. How many more triangles are there than rhombuses?

  5. How many squares and trapezoids are there in the shape altogether?