Video: Reading Picture Graphs Where Each Picture Represents Two Items

The picture graph shows how many animals are on a farm. How many sheep are there? How many more cows are there than sheep?

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Video Transcript

The picture graph shows how many animals are on a farm. How many sheep are there? How many more cows are there than sheep?

We know the picture graph shows us animals on the farm. And the farm has sheep, cows, chickens, and rabbits. The first part of the question asks us, how many sheep there are? We might think that there are four sheep because there are four blue circles. But each blue circle is worth two animals. So let’s count in twos to work out how many sheep there are. Two, four, six, eight. There are eight sheep.

In the second part of the question, we need to work out how many more cows there are than sheep. We already know there are eight sheep. So we need to work out how many cows there are. Let’s count in twos again. Two, four, six, eight, 10, 12. There are eight sheep and 12 cows. We need to find the difference between eight and 12. We can start at eight and count forward until we reach 12. Two, three, four. The difference between eight and 12 is four. There are four more cows than sheep. We worked out that there are eight sheep. And there are four more cows than there are sheep. The answers are eight and four.

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