Ch 15: 3rd Grade Math: Data & Graphs

About This Chapter

The short and engaging video lessons in this chapter on data and graphs teach 3rd graders how to read and create multiple types of graphs using mathematical data. The lesson quizzes and the chapter exam can be used to ensure students grasp these concepts.

3rd Grade Math: Data and Graphs - Chapter Summary

Use the video lessons in this chapter to reinforce and clarify the mathematical graphing and data skills your 3rd grader has been learning in class. Simple and fun videos outline the components of bar graphs, pictographs and tally charts, in addition to teaching students how to create them and add data. You'll also find short, multiple-choice lesson quizzes useful for checking your 3rd grader's comprehension of these types of graphs, and the chapter exam can let you know how well they've retained the information.

Chapter Topics

  • Reading, interpreting and practicing bar graphs
  • Creating a bar graph using collected data
  • Reading, interpreting and practicing pictographs
  • Creating a pictograph using collected data
  • Reading, interpreting and practicing tally charts
  • Creating a tally chart using collected data

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with graphing data will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about working with charts and graphs.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding math problems that use graphs
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about data interpretation
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning math (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about charting data
  • Students who struggle to understand their math teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra math resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover data and graphing topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about graphing.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands graphing data by completing the Data and Graphs for Elementary School chapter exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 15: 3rd Grade Math: Data & Graphs
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Reading & Interpreting Bar Graphs

1. Reading & Interpreting Bar Graphs

In this lesson, you will learn about the parts of a bar graph and what they mean. You will look at the title, labels, and bars of data, and then you can practice reading and interpreting a sample bar graph.

Practice with Bar Graphs

2. Practice with Bar Graphs

Bar graphs tell you how much you have of different things, but that's not all they can tell you! In this lesson, we'll practice reading and analyzing bar graphs, and we'll also learn how to use them to compare amounts.

Creating a Bar Graph After Gathering Data

3. Creating a Bar Graph After Gathering Data

This lesson will show you how to create a bar graph from data you have collected. You will choose what information to compare, draw and label the parts of the graph, and give it an informative title.

Reading & Interpreting Pictographs

4. Reading & Interpreting Pictographs

Imagine reading chart after chart of the same dry information. Now imagine if that information could be presented with images and in only one chart. Much better, right? That's exactly what pictographs allow us to do.

Practice with Pictographs

5. Practice with Pictographs

In this lesson, learn how to collect information, and then use pictures to show your data and make decisions. You'll also learn how to read a pictograph's key.

Creating a Pictograph After Gathering Data

6. Creating a Pictograph After Gathering Data

There are many ways to present data once it has been collected. One creative, fun and easy way is to use a pictograph. In this lesson, we will learn how to create pictographs.

Reading & Interpreting Tally Charts

7. Reading & Interpreting Tally Charts

This lesson explains how to read and interpret tally charts. It provides real-world examples of tally charts and discusses how and why we use them to make life easier.

Practice with Tally Charts

8. Practice with Tally Charts

When you want to learn what a group of people likes or doesn't like, you can ask questions, just like a big company! While companies use surveys, you can use a tally chart, which you'll learn about in this lesson.

Creating Tally Charts After Gathering Data

9. Creating Tally Charts After Gathering Data

A tally chart is used to show the number or amount for a category of things. It could be about favorite drinks, candy, sports, movies, or many other things! You can make a tally chart about almost anything. In this lesson, you'll learn how to use data to create a tally chart. Let's pretend you were making a fruit salad and each of your friends brought their favorite fruit. Using a tally chart would help you keep track of the amount of the fruit used in the fruit salad.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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