A Pictograph is a way of showing data using images.
Each image stands for a certain number of things.
Example: Apples Sold
Here is a pictograph of how many apples were sold at the local shop over 4 months:
Note that each picture of an apple means 10 apples (and the half-apple picture means 5 apples).
So the pictograph is showing:
- In January 10 apples were sold
- In February 40 apples were sold
- In March 25 apples were sold
- In April 20 apples were sold
It is a fun and interesting way to show data.
But it is not very accurate: in the example above we can't show just 1 apple sold, or 2 apples sold etc.
Why don't you try to make your own pictographs? Here are a few ideas:
- How much money you have (week by week)
- How much exercise you get (each day)
- How many hours you watch TV every week
- How many sports stories are in each newspaper