A pictograph is one type of graph. It
uses pictures called symbols to show information or data. Every pictograph has a title. The title tells you what the pictograph is about.

Every pictograph has a Key. The Key tells you how much the symbol is when you count. This symbol
can stand
for 1 thing. It could also stand for 2 things. It might even stand for 5 things.
The Key tells us how much the symbol
is when we count. For example:

If the Pictograph Key says 1 symbol = 2,

then three symbols
would equal (2+2+2) 6.

If the Pictograph Key says 1
symbol = 5, then four symbols

would equal
(5+5+5+5) 20.

It is very important to look at the Pictograph Key
before we begin counting so that we get the correct answer.

Sometimes you may see half of a symbol. In that case,
you will need to look at the Key to see how much a whole symbol is worth
and then cut that number in half. For example:

If the Pictograph Key says
= 2,

then half of 2 would be 1.
So
would count as 1.

If the Pictograph Key says
= 2,

then
would equal (2+2+1) 5.

Now look at the Pictograph below and answer the
questions. Don't forget to look at the Key before counting!

Favorite Pets

Hamster

Cat

Dog

Guinea Pig

Rabbit

Key:
= 2 votes

1. How many people picked Hamster as
their favorite pet?

2. How many people chose Cat?

3. How many people chose Dog as their
favorite pet?

4. How many people chose a Guinea Pig?

5. What was the favorite pet of
all?

6. What two pets had the same number of
votes?

Cat and Guinea Pig

Hamster and Guinea Pig

Hamster and Rabbit

7. How many more people voted for Dog than Cat?

8. Suppose Gerbil was on the pictograph with 6 votes.
How many
symbols would be shown for Gerbil?

9. What is the title of the pictograph?

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