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### Course: 3rd grade > Unit 14

Lesson 2: Bar graphs# Reading bar graphs

Interpret bar graphs to answer single-step questions about a context.

## Reading bar graphs

Bar graphs show information by using bars to represent numbers.

The bar graph below shows the number of kids that chose each activity as their favorite thing to do on a hot day.

The Eat ice cream bar lines up with $120$ , which means $120$ kids chose eating ice cream as their favorite hot day activity.

## Comparing with bar graphs

Bar graphs can also be used to make comparisons.

The bar graph below shows the number of kids that chose each activity as their favorite thing to do on a rainy day.

We can see that kids chose watching a movie the most because the Watch a movie bar is the tallest. But we can also compare different choices by looking at more than one bar.

Sometimes we will need to answer questions by comparing two bars.

## More ways to look at bar graphs

The bar graph below shows the number of kids that chose each activity as their favorite thing to do on a snowy day.

## Make a bar graph

The following table shows the number of kids that chose each activity as their favorite thing to do after school.

Activity | Number of kids |
---|---|

Play outside | |

Art | |

Sports | |

Computers |

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