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, let’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.
Practice Problem 1A
How many ice creams sold does 11
symbol equal?
Choose 1 answer:
Choose 1 answer:

Practice Problem 1B
How many strawberry ice creams did Jessie sell on her first day?
Choose 1 answer:
Choose 1 answer:

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 33 ice cream cones sold.
Use the new picture graph to answer the following questions.
Practice Problem 2A
How many ice creams sold does 11
symbol equal?
Choose 1 answer:
Choose 1 answer:

Practice Problem 2B
How many strawberry ice creams did Jessie sell on her second day?
Choose 1 answer:
Choose 1 answer:

Now, let's create a picture graph!

The pictures below show the favorite snack of 2020 different pigs.
Practice Problem 3A
Complete the table to show how many pigs picked each snack as their favorite.
SnackNumber of pigs
Apples
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 66
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/53/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/47/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/41\ 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.750.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi12\ \text{pi} or 2/3 pi2/3\ \text{pi}
Bananas
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 66
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/53/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/47/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/41\ 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.750.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi12\ \text{pi} or 2/3 pi2/3\ \text{pi}
Cheese
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 66
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/53/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/47/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/41\ 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.750.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi12\ \text{pi} or 2/3 pi2/3\ \text{pi}
Cookies
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 66
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/53/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/47/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/41\ 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.750.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi12\ \text{pi} or 2/3 pi2/3\ \text{pi}

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
for our symbol.
Let
=2= 2 snacks.
Practice Problem 3B
Complete the table to show how many pigs are needed to represent each number of snacks.
SnacksNumber of PigsNumber of
symbols needed
Apples88
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 66
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/53/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/47/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/41\ 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.750.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi12\ \text{pi} or 2/3 pi2/3\ \text{pi}
Bananas66
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 66
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/53/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/47/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/41\ 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.750.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi12\ \text{pi} or 2/3 pi2/3\ \text{pi}
Cheese44
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 66
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/53/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/47/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/41\ 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.750.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi12\ \text{pi} or 2/3 pi2/3\ \text{pi}
Cookies22
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 66
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/53/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/47/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/41\ 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.750.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi12\ \text{pi} or 2/3 pi2/3\ \text{pi}

Now let's use the data to create a picture graph.
Practice Problem 3C
Click above each category to show the correct number of pigs to represent each snack.

Let's create another picture graph.

Grady likes to watch raccoons play in his grandmother's yard.
DayNumber of raccoons
Monday44
Tuesday22
Wednesday88
Thursday22
Friday66
Practice Problem 4
Create a picture graph to show the number of raccoons Grady saw in his grandmother's yard each day.

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.
Practice Problem 5
Complete the table using the picture graph shown above.
ChickenNumber of eggs collected
Daisy
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 66
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/53/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/47/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/41\ 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.750.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi12\ \text{pi} or 2/3 pi2/3\ \text{pi}
Betsy
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 66
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/53/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/47/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/41\ 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.750.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi12\ \text{pi} or 2/3 pi2/3\ \text{pi}
Cluck
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 66
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/53/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/47/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/41\ 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.750.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi12\ \text{pi} or 2/3 pi2/3\ \text{pi}
Stella
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 66
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/53/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/47/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/41\ 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.750.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi12\ \text{pi} or 2/3 pi2/3\ \text{pi}

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
symbol is equal to.
SquirrelNumber of acorns eaten
Sammie4242
Chip2424
Bushy4848
Rusty3030
Practice Problem 6
On the picture graph, each
equals how many acorns eaten?
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 66
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/53/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/47/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/41\ 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.750.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi12\ \text{pi} or 2/3 pi2/3\ \text{pi}
acorns