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Reading and Creating Pictographs

Posted on : 27-07-2009 | By : InteractiveEducator | In : 3-6 Math, Tables and Graphs



The websites:

Classroom Applications:

Whole Class Activity:  The slide show on the first website can assist with introducing pictographs to your class.  The site particularly focuses on paying attention to the key so that you interpret the meaning of each picture correctly.Survey the class about their favorite __________ (fill in the blank) and tally your results together.  Then, create two pictographs from the data using a different key for each graph.  For example, in the first key, the picture may equal two while in the second key it may equal four.

Individual/Partner Activity:  Have the students create their own surveys, tally their results, and use the second website to crePictogram Graph Screen Shotate their own pictographs from the data they collect. Have the students write a few questions and answers for their graphs keeping the answers separate from the questions.  After the students have completed the assignment, have them exchange graphs with a partner, answer each other’s questions, and check each other’s answers.  Note:  This activity flows smoothly if the teacher has checked each student’s questions and answers prior to the exchange.

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Post update:

I was introduced to this activity via @russeltarr on Twitter. It would make an excellent individual practice activity.