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Surf for More Math


Lesson 4: Interpreting a Pictograph

Use these interactive activities to encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about data relationships. Students can try these activities on their own or in pairs.


Create a pictograph.
Formulate and answer questions about information on a pictograph.
[C, CN, PS, R, V]

Instructions for Use

Use Graphs to Answer Questions allows students to interpret pictographs. Different symbols are used to represent the data.

To use “Use the Graphs to Answer Questions”, read the question shown below the graph. Then click on the correct answer from the three choices shown.

Play Ball allows students to interpret pictograph data. 

To use Play Ball, scroll down the list of games and click on “Play Ball”. Read the story on the first screen and then click the forward arrow to see the next screen. This and subsequent screens will have pictograph (picture graph) problems for you to solve. Read each problem, consider the data shown, and then click on the correct answer on the right. If you are correct, you’ll see a positive message in a new box. If not, the new box will display a hint to help you. In either case click on “OK”, correct any wrong answers and click “OK” again, and then click on the forward arrow to advance to the next problem. The last screen has a calculator button that you can click on to help you. Click on the back arrow, if needed, to review previous screens or to return to the beginning.