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Statistics: Who Reads What?

In this worksheet, students read information from a pictogram table and answer questions about it.

'Statistics: Who Reads What?' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Statistics

Curriculum subtopic:  Solve Statistic Problems

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, you must read information from this pictogram table.

It shows the results of a survey, in which children of different ages are asked about their favourite types of books.

Book pictogram

 

This shows that six of the 10 year olds chose Adventure books.  

Remember that each pile of books stands for 3 children.

Read the information in the table to answer the question.

How many 10 year olds chose action books?

 

Book Pictogram

Read the information in the table to answer the question.

How many 7 year olds chose adventure books?

 

Book pictogram

Read the information in the table to answer the question.

How many 9 year olds chose comedy books?

 

Book pictogram

Read the information in the table to answer the question.

Which book type is the favourite among the 8 year olds?

 

Book pictogram

Adventure

Comedy

Action

Read the information in the table to answer the question.

How many 10 year olds preferred comedy books?

 

Book pictogram

Read the information in the table to answer the question.

How many 8 year olds preferred adventure or action books?

 

Book pictogram

Read the information in the table to answer the question.

Which book type is the favourite among the 9 year olds?

 

Book pictogram

Adventure

Comedy

Action

Read the information in the table to answer the question.

Which book type is the least popular among the 9 year olds?

 

Book pictogram

Adventure

Comedy

Action

Read the information in the table to answer the question.

Which age group liked Adventure books more than the other types?

 

Book pictogram

7 year olds

8 year olds

9 year olds

10 year olds

Read the information in the table to answer the question.

In which age groups did children prefer action books more than the other types?

 

Book pictogram

7 year olds

8 year olds

9 year olds

10 year olds

  • Question 1

Read the information in the table to answer the question.

How many 10 year olds chose action books?

 

Book Pictogram

CORRECT ANSWER
12
EDDIE SAYS
There are four pictures in the Action column in the 10 year old row. One picture means 3 children, so four pictures must mean that 12 children chose action books.
  • Question 2

Read the information in the table to answer the question.

How many 7 year olds chose adventure books?

 

Book pictogram

CORRECT ANSWER
3
EDDIE SAYS
There is only one picture under Adventure in the 7 year old row, so this means that 3 children chose it.
  • Question 3

Read the information in the table to answer the question.

How many 9 year olds chose comedy books?

 

Book pictogram

CORRECT ANSWER
9
EDDIE SAYS
There are three pictures in the Comedy column in the 9 year old's row. 3 x 3 = 9, so nine 9 year olds chose Comedy.
  • Question 4

Read the information in the table to answer the question.

Which book type is the favourite among the 8 year olds?

 

Book pictogram

CORRECT ANSWER
Adventure
EDDIE SAYS
There are three pictures in the 8 year old row under Adventure. There are only two under both Comedy and Action, that means that Adventure is the most popular.
  • Question 5

Read the information in the table to answer the question.

How many 10 year olds preferred comedy books?

 

Book pictogram

CORRECT ANSWER
21
EDDIE SAYS
There are seven pictures under the Comedy section in the 10 year old row, so 7 x 3 = 21, meaning that 21 children preferred Comedy.
  • Question 6

Read the information in the table to answer the question.

How many 8 year olds preferred adventure or action books?

 

Book pictogram

CORRECT ANSWER
15
EDDIE SAYS
There are three pictures under Adventure and two under Action. 5 x 3 = 15, meaning that 15 eight year olds chose either Adventure or Action.
  • Question 7

Read the information in the table to answer the question.

Which book type is the favourite among the 9 year olds?

 

Book pictogram

CORRECT ANSWER
Action
EDDIE SAYS
There are 6 books under Action for the nine year olds, so 6 x 3 = 18. The 9 year olds like the Action books best.
  • Question 8

Read the information in the table to answer the question.

Which book type is the least popular among the 9 year olds?

 

Book pictogram

CORRECT ANSWER
Adventure
EDDIE SAYS
There aren't any books in the Adventure column, so that is the least popular with the 9 year olds.
  • Question 9

Read the information in the table to answer the question.

Which age group liked Adventure books more than the other types?

 

Book pictogram

CORRECT ANSWER
8 year olds
EDDIE SAYS
8 year olds liked the Adventure books the most, as 9 eight year olds chose the book type.
  • Question 10

Read the information in the table to answer the question.

In which age groups did children prefer action books more than the other types?

 

Book pictogram

CORRECT ANSWER
7 year olds
9 year olds
EDDIE SAYS
Both 7 year olds and 9 year olds preferred Action books over the other types. Comedy was the 10 year olds' favourite type of book and Adventure was the 8 year olds' favourite.
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