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What Is a Picture Graph?
One picture can represent different numbers of items, so you need to be sure to examine the entire graph in order to interpret it correctly.
How Do You Read a Picture Graph??
The cupcake represents 10 cupcakes sold. The half represents 5.
When the picture represents more than one item, you often must use multiplication to identify the exact number of items.
Let’s take a look at a Picture Graph that shows Bake Sale results for Room 10.
BAKE SALE RESULTS
|Day of the Week
4 cupcakes x 10 = 40 cupcakes total sold on Monday
5 cupcakes x 10 = 50 cupcakes total sold on Tuesday
2 cupcakes x 10 = 20 cupcakes total sold on Wednesday
Now see if you can figure out the rest…
3 cupcakes x 10 = ?? cupcakes total sold on Thursday
And now it gets tricky!
5.5 cupcakes x 10 = ?? cupcakes sold on Friday
Remember that half a cupcake is equal to 5 cupcakes since a whole represents 10.
When Do I Use One?
Picture graphs are useful when you want to show a visual representation of amounts, broken down into smaller segments. It’s like using Tally Marks, but within a graph and having a picture represent a certain amount of tallies.