# Creating pictureÂ graphs

CCSS Math: 3.MD.B.3

Practice creating picture graphs (pictographs) to represent data.

### What is a picture graph?

Picture graphs display data using pictures and symbols. We are going to create some pictures graphs, but first, letâ€™s look at an example.

Jessie sold ice cream last summer. She made a picture graph to show how many ice cream cones she sold on her first day.

Use the picture graph above to answer the following questions.

On Jessie's second day of selling ice cream she sold even more! She made another picture graph, but this time she had each

represent $3$ ice cream cones sold.

Use the new picture graph to answer the following questions.

### Now, let's create a picture graph!

The pictures below show the favorite snack of $20$ different pigs.

When we create picture graphs, we can decide what we want our picture to represent and even what we want our picture be.

For this picture graph, let's use

Let

for our symbol.

Let

$= 2$ snacks.

Now let's use the data to create a picture graph.

### Let's create another picture graph.

Grady likes to watch raccoons play in his grandmother's yard.

Day | Number of raccoons |
---|---|

Monday | $4$ |

Tuesday | $2$ |

Wednesday | $8$ |

Thursday | $2$ |

Friday | $6$ |

### Let's use a picture graph to complete a table.

Mason keeps track of the number of eggs he collects from his chickens every day. He made a picture graph to show how many eggs he had collected from each chicken after one month.

### Now, let's figure out how much the symbol represents.

Sammie the squirrel and her friends love eating acorns! They created a table and picture graph to show how many acorns they ate last week.

They forgot to say how many acorns each

They forgot to say how many acorns each

symbol is equal to.

Squirrel | Number of acorns eaten |
---|---|

Sammie | $42$ |

Chip | $24$ |

Bushy | $48$ |

Rusty | $30$ |