**Picture graph template **

Picture graphs are ideal for representing a set of data in the junior classes. The data collected should come from the children’s immediate environment. Here are five useful jumping in points:

**Fruity Favourites**

**Fruit is delicious. It is also good for you. Use pictures of fruit or play fruit to show which fruits you like the best. Use them to make a graph that shows which fruits are most and least popular in your classroom. Have a set of small blank cards, give one to each pupil and ask each to draw their favourite fruit.**

**Left or Right?**

**Are you left- or right-handed? Trace a picture of your dominant hand. Cut it out. Make a picture graph to show how many students are left- or right-handed. Which are there more of in your class, lefties or righties?**

**Lunchbox Survey**

**What is in your lunchbox? Draw a picture of each item, and cut it out. Make a graph or chart to answer the following questions: **

How many students brought sandwiches?

How many brought fruit?

Who had the greatest number of items in their lunchbox?

Who had the fewest?

**What’s the Weather?**

**Use a calendar to make a weather chart. Use a sun picture for each sunny day, a cloud picture for each rainy day, a snowflake for snow, etc. Keep track of the weather for one month. How many sunny days were there? How many rainy days?**

**Sports Fans!**

What is your favourite sport to play? Use pictures to make a chart that shows the class’s favourite sports. Then make a new chart that shows how many students like to play each sport.