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Pictograph and Bar Graph Match-Up (Single-Unit Intervals)

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Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 1 - 2

Use data analysis skills to match frequency tables with a corresponding bar graph or pictograph.

📊 Practice Matching Bar Graphs and Pictographs

Bar graphs, pictographs, frequency tables … OH MY! Are your students practicing how to analyze different types of graphs? As we all know, graphs are an excellent way to display data or information visually. Once your students learn the basics of how to read each type of graph, answering questions and analyzing the data will be a breeze! Why not practice matching data to its corresponding chart while having fun? With this resource, students will have experience matching frequency tables with a single-unit bar graph or pictograph.

To play:

  1. Place the frequency tables in one pile on the table. 
  2. Shuffle the bar graph, pictograph, and title cards. Spread them out face-up in the middle of the table. 
  3. Choose a frequency table and find the matching title and graph. 
  4. Set the match of 3 cards to the side. 
  5. Continue until all cards have been matched.

Through this activity, students will show they can interpret bar graphs and pictographs by matching each with a corresponding frequency table.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this data analysis activity to enhance learning through guided math groups or whole class lessons.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by limiting the number of cards they are required to match. Additionally, students can complete this activity in a 1-on-1 setting or with a small group.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

For students who may need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to create a dot plot to display the same set of data. Students can draw the charts on either a separate piece of paper or on a whiteboard.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

This resource was created by Allie Kleijnjans, a teacher in Pennsylvania and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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