Video: Using Picture Graphs with Three Categories to Tell How Many and How Many More

Mason asked his class to choose what they usually ate for breakfast. What do most students eat for breakfast? [A] Fruit [B] Toast [C] Eggs. How many students eat fruit? How many more students eat toast than fruit?

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Mason asked his class to choose what they usually ate for breakfast. What do most students eat for breakfast? Fruit, toast, or eggs. How many students eat fruit? How many more students eat toast than fruit?

We know that Mason has asked his class what they eat for breakfast: fruit, eggs, or toast. We’re told that each picture of a pink circle stands for one student. We have to answer three different questions about the information in the picture graph. The first question is asking us, “What do most students eat for breakfast? Fruit, toast, or eggs.”

To find out which category or which type of breakfast is the most popular, we’re looking for the category with the most pictures of pink circles. Which category is it? It’s eggs. We can see without counting that there are more pictures of pink circles next to eggs than there are next to fruit or toast. This means that eggs are the most popular type of breakfast. Most students eat eggs for breakfast.

The next question is asking us how many students eat fruit for breakfast. Remember, each picture of a pink circle stands for one student. There are two pink circles in the fruit category, which stands for two students.

The last question asks us how many more students eat toast than fruit. We need to compare the fruit and toast categories. Two children like fruit and four like toast. Four is two more than two. There are two more circles in the toast category than there are in the fruit category. Two more students eat toast than fruit.

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