Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding "Eye" see your pictograph - Section 2: Whole Group Interaction


The underlying concept of a pictograph is to save space by representing larger amounts of data with images. For example, each apple in a column may represent ten apples picked, so if there are 4 apples, it is actually 40 apples that have been picked. This is a concept that must be taught directly to your class and requires abstract thought to process and remember. Take the time to develop this concept because it is at the core of a pictograph. I used a guiding-questioning strategy to help my students see the connection as to why it is so important to use images that represent different values. Check out the video in the resource section that shows how I help develop this understanding as we make a key for the pictograph.

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Abstract thinking
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"Eye" see your pictograph

Unit 9: Graphs, Tables, and Charts
Lesson 7 of 9

Objective: SWBAT answer questions related to a pictograph.

Big Idea: My class has been learning how to organize data using different types of charts and graphs. This lesson is teaching them about the format of a pictograph and how to answer questions about a pictograph.

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Math, Data collection / Organization / Display, pictograph, compare data, bar graph, charts, organization, graph
  35 minutes
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