# Picture Graphs & Bar Graphs (Grade 3)

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Videos, examples, solutions, and lessons to help Grade 3 students learn to draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. For example, draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph might represent 5 pets.

Common Core: 3.MD.3

### Suggested Learning Targets

• I can make a scaled picture graph or bar graph with several categories to represent data (e.g., one square or picture represents 5 objects).
• I can read and interpret scaled bar graphs in order to solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems.

3.MD.3 - Picture Graphs or Pictographs
This video explains how to read and interpret a pictograph. It’s all about KEY information. This video illustrates the concept behind picture graphs in the Common Core standard 3.MD.3.
A pictograph is a graph that compares categories to each other using pictures.

How to make a scaled picture graph with several categories to represent data?
A picture graph displays data using symbols or pictures to represent the numbers.

Bar Graphs
A bar graph is a graph that compares amounts in each category to each other using bars. If you’ve ever been curious or confused about how to read and interpret a bar graph, then watch this video. This video addresses 3.MD.3 in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
A bar graph compares amounts in categories to each other using bars.
The bars do not touch.
The scale is the value of each line on the y-axis.

How to make a scaled bar graph with several categories to represent data?
Bar graphs display data using bars to represent the numbers.

How to solve problems using bar graphs and picture graphs?

Bar Graph - Grade 3 Common Core Standards
In this video, we use a bar graph to answer several questions.

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