Lesson Plan: Picture Graphs with Scales in 2, 5, or 10 Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to read and draw pictographs where each picture represents 2, 5, or 10 to solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems.


Students will be able to

  • read and interpret a pictograph with a scale of 2, 5, or 10,
  • solve put-together and take-apart problems about data in a pictograph,
  • explain the meaning of scale in a pictograph,
  • create a pictograph from a data table.


Students should already be familiar with

  • reading pictographs where each picture represents 1.


Students will not cover

  • bar graphs.

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