Interpreting Graphs and Data Math Activities
Representing and interpreting data using graphs and charts is the focus of this math resource for upper elementary grades. It helps students explore and understand measurement data.
For each activity, students will use a graph to answer questions about the data.
They will also create another type of graph, chart, or table based on the information provided. This added step really helps students understand the various types of graphs and ways in which data can be displayed.
These activities are perfect for both guided practice in your math groups or independent practice during math centers.
The activities in this resource involve the following types of graphs:

pictographs

bar graphs

double bar graphs

pie charts

line graphs
All of the graphs have a seasonal theme such as weekly snowfall amounts, number of beach visitors, or spring bird sightings.
What graphs and data math activities are included?

8 colorful graphs (2 for each season) in both full and halfpage sizes

8 activity pages/worksheets for interpreting the data and making new graphs based on data

Answer keys
STANDARDS SUPPORTED BY THIS RESOURCE
3.MD.B.3 Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one and twostep “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. For example, draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph might represent 5 pets.
4.MD.B.4 Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions by using information presented in line plots. For example, from a line plot find and interpret the difference in length between the longest and shortest specimens in an insect collection.
RI.4.7 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
melissa f –
Great resource the kids enjoyed it, great selection!