The purpose of a graph is to represent data gathered to answer a question.
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At this level, the number of categories on a pictograph should be limited to four when a student is creating a graph, and six when a student is interpreting and analyzing a graph.
The axis displaying the scale that represents the count for the categories should begin at zero and extend one increment above the greatest recorded piece of data. In grade two, students should collect data that are recorded in increments of whole numbers limited to multiples of 1, 2, or 5.
Organize the data into a chart, table, stem-and-leaf plots, and line graphs.
A pictograph uses pictures or symbols to represent one or more objects (data points).
Collect and organize data using various forms of data collection (e.g., lists, tables, objects, pictures, symbols, tally marks, charts). Data points, collected by students, should be limited to 16 or fewer for no more than four categories. (a)