The Reading pictographs 2 exercise appears under the 3rd grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission and Mathematics I Math Mission. This exercise continues practicing the idea of a pictograph and includes more advanced analysis of pictographs.
Types of Problems
There are two types of problems in this exercise:
- Use the graph to find the number: This problem provides a pictograph and a key to interpreting the pictograph. The student 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 answer: This problem provides a labeled pictograph. The student is asked to interpret the pictograph to answer a related multiple choice question.
Strategies
Experience with pictographs may help, but is not necessary for success on this problem. It can be understood via examples.
- The scale for the examples on this problem change from problem to problem.
- The scale will allow for the opportunity to get integer answers in general.
- Instead of just asking for a count, the Use the graph to find the number can ask for comparison of values of different people.
Real-life Applications
- Pictographs can be applied to almost anything in the real-world that involves groups of objects.
- Data and statistics appear in news reports and in the media every day.
- Statistics can be seen more frequently than calculus in every day life.