Pictographs Lesson Topic Index| Grade 4 Math | Elementary Test Prep | StudyZone

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

 The key tells the number that each picture or symbol represents.

How to make a pictograph:
1. List each category.

2. If necessary, round the data to nearby numbers.

 36 35 39 40

3. Choose a picture or symbol that can represent the number in each category.

4. Choose a key.

5. Draw pictures to represent the number in each category.

6. Label the pictograph.  Write the title and the key.

 Dogs in Dog Show Sporting Terriers Working Hounds Toy Nonsporting Key: Each = 10 dogs.         Each =  5 dogs.

 About how many of the dogs in the show were sporting dogs? First count the number of pictures for the sporting dog category.  Then use the key. There are 3 and a half pictures for the sporting dog category. Use the key:                               10   +  10  +  10  + 5 = 35   Of the dogs in the show, about 35 were sporting dogs.

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