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Basic Picture Graphs – Pictograph Worksheets, Templates and Graphing Activities



Need the perfect, ready-to-go basic picture graph activities? Grab these pictograph activities for 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade students, including: picture graphs lesson plan, warm up, turn & talk, instructional video, anchor charts, learning target, and practice worksheet.

This includes ONE data and graphing activity that is a part of a bigger Data and Graphing Unit Bundle!

Picture Graph Skills Covered:

  • Students will create pictographs using data from the class or pre-selected data
  • Students will look at picture graphs and answer questions based on the data on the graphs

Formats Included:

  • Printable (color & black and white)
  • Google Slides
  • TpT Easel

What’s Inside the Data & Graphing Activities:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Learning Target
  • Anchor Chart
  • Instructional Video (covers the anchor charts, warm up and turn and talk)
  • Warm Up Activity
  • Turn & Talk Activity
  • Double Sided Worksheet
  • Answer Key
  • Link to Google Slides

How Long Will the Picture Graph Activities Take?

These pictograph activities are designed to fill one lesson period. They will take anywhere from 25-90 minutes.

What standards are covered in the Picture Graph Activities?

  • 1.MD.C.4: Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.
  • 2.MD.D.10: Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.
  • 3.MD.B.3: Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. For example, draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph might represent 5 pets.

When to Use the Data and Graphing Activities:

  • Math Block – Whole Group or Small Group
  • Homeschool Environment
  • Guest Teachers
  • Substitute Teachers
  • Student Teachers
  • Centers
  • Enrichment
  • Remediation
  • Special Education Environments

Need more data and graphing lessons?

This lesson is part of a bigger unit – Data and Graphing Unit Bundle – which includes 15 days worth of lessons, assessments and more.

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