Pictographs
Lesson
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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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Remember:
A pictograph is a graph that uses pictures and symbols to represent data. The key tells the number that each picture or symbol represents.

 
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