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Interpreting Line Plots, Bar Graphs and Picture Graphs: Word Problems

Graphs bring data to life and help us draw conclusions about the information. In this lesson, students will engage with three different kinds of graphs by asking and answering interpretive questions.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to interpret and answer questions about line plots, picture graphs and bar graphs.


(5 minutes)
  • Write the following list of numbers randomly on the board: 12, 1, 8, 6, 2, 8, 6, 7, 10, and 8. Ask students for their thoughts on this data. They will naturally be confused. If they aren’t responding, invite them to ask questions.