# Use Pictograms to Solve Difference and Comparison Problems

In this worksheet, students will use pictograms to compare information and find differences.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Statistics

Curriculum subtopic:   Compare Data Using Charts and Graphs

Difficulty level:

#### Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we'll be finding differences and comparing information presented in pictograms.

Let's look at a pictogram:

This pictogram is giving us information about people's favourite fruit.

We can see that each person has a choice of four fruits to select from.

The key is telling us that each heart shape represents 5 people.

Example

How many more people prefer bananas to oranges?

We can see that 5 people like oranges (1 heart = 5)

20 people like bananas best (4 hearts = 20)

We need to find the difference to reach the answer.

20 - 5 = 15

15 more people prefer bananas.

Top Tips:

Read the questions and pictograms carefully.

Sometimes we may be presented with a fraction of a shape which will represent that fraction of the number (half a heart would be 2½ people - we can't have half a person so it wouldn't work in this pictogram!)

Now it's your turn- good luck.

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