The Reading pictographs 1 exercise appears under the 3rd grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission and Mathematics I Math Mission. This exercise introduces the idea of a pictograph and basic analysis of pictographs.

Types of Problems

There are two types of problems in this exercise:

  1. Use the graph to find the number: This problem provides a pictograph and a key to interpreting the pictograph. The user is asked to use the pictograph to find the numerical answer to a question and provide the answer in a box.

    Use the graph to find the number

  2. Use the graph to find the answer: This problem provides a labeled pictograph. The user is asked to interpret the pictograph to answer a related multiple choice question.

    Use the graph to find the answer


Experience with pictographs may help, but is not necessary for success on this problem. It can be understood via examples.

  1. The scale for all the examples is one on this exercise.
  2. The graphs all utilize the Khan Academy badges.
  3. The Use graph to find the number problem often asks for the count of the badges of a particular user.

Real-life Applications

  1. Pictographs can be applied to almost anything in the real-world that involves groups of objects.
  2. Data and statistics appear in news reports and in the media every day.
  3. Statistics can be seen more frequently than calculus in every day life.

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