Pictographs
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A pictograph uses pictures or symbols to represent an assigned amount of data.

 

How can you use a pictograph?

You can use a pictograph to represent different amounts of data.

  • A pictograph takes the form of a bar graph.
  • The key for a pictograph tells the number that each picture or symbol represents.

 

What does a pictograph look like?

Can Drive

Grade 3  Can Image Half of a Can Image
Grade 4 Can Image Can Image Can Image
Grade 5 Can Image Can Image Can Image Half of a Can Image
Grade 6 Can Image Can Image Half of a Can Image
Key: Each Can Image = 50 cans
          Each  
Half of a Can Image = 25 cans

 

Advantage of Using a Pictograph Banner

1. A pictograph is easy to read.
2. They show trends in data clearly.
3. They are fun to use.

 

Disadvantage of Using a Pictograph Banner

1. It may be difficult to find a symbol or picture to represent the data.
2. The key can be confusing to read.
3.  A pictograph can be difficult to make.

 

Worm Image Remember: A pictograph uses pictures or symbols to represent an assigned amount of data.

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