# 1.1: Picture Graphs

**At Grade**Created by: CK-12

What do you see in the picture graph below? Can you say who has more or less? In this Concept, we will practice looking at picture graphs and describing what we see by counting and using comparison words like **more** and **less**.

### Guidance

When looking at a picture graph like the one above we see different stacks of objects. In order to describe what we see we can say what object it is. We can also count how many objects are in each stack. We can also compare the stacks and say which one has more or less.

#### Example A

*Look at this picture graph:*

*What do you see?*

You should see some red balloons and some yellow balloons. The red balloons belong to Bob. It says Bob under the stack of red balloons. The yellow balloons are Ann's. It says Ann under the stack of yellow balloons.

*Who has more balloons?*

You should see that there are more red balloons. Bob has more balloons because Bob has the red balloons.

*Who has less balloons?*

You should see that there are less yellow balloons. Ann has less balloons because Ann has the yellow balloons.

*How many red balloons does Bob have?*

Try counting starting from the top balloon. Put your finger on each balloon as you count. You should count 3 red balloons.

*How many yellow balloons does Ann have?*

Try counting starting from the top balloon. Put your finger on each balloon as you count. You should count 1 yellow balloon.

#### Example B

*Look at this picture graph:*

*What do you see?*

You should see two stacks of yoyos. One stack has red yoyos. The other stack has blue yoyos. The red yoyos belong to Rich. The blue yoyos belong to Nan.

*How many red yoyos belong to Rich?*

Try counting starting from the top yoyo. Put your finger on each yoyo as you count. You should count 4 red yoyos.

*How many blue yoyos belong to Nan?*

Try counting starting from the top yoyo. Put your finger on each yoyo as you count. You should count 4 blue yoyos.

*Rich and Nan have the same number of yoyos. How can you tell by looking at the stacks?*

You should notice that the two stacks are the same height. That's why Rich and Nan have the same number of yoyos.

#### Concept Problem Revisited

In this picture you should see two stacks of paint brushes. One stack has green paint brushes. The other stack has black paint brushes. Brad has 4 black paint brushes and Tom has 2 green paint brushes. Brad has more paint brushes. Tom has less paint brushes.

### Vocabulary

To have ** more** means to have a greater amount. To have

**means to have a smaller amount. In the picture below, there are**

*less***red balloons. There are**

*more***yellow balloons.**

*less*

### Guided Practice

1. What do you see? Who has the most crayons? Who has the least crayons? How many crayons does each person have?

2. What do you see? Who has the most beach balls? How many beach balls does each person have? Do any stacks have the same number of beach balls? How do you know?

3. What do you see? Who has the most puzzles? Who has the least puzzles? How many puzzles does each person have?

**Answers:**

1. There are three stacks of crayons. One stack has purple crayons. One stack has red crayons. One stack has brown crayons. Al has the most crayons. He has 5 red crayons. Larry has the least crayons. Larry has 1 brown crayon. Sue has 3 purple crayons.

2. There are three stacks of beach balls. One stack has pink beach balls. One stack has blue beach balls. One stack has yellow beach balls. Nina has the most beach balls. Nina has 5 yellow beach balls. Ron and Sonia have the same number of beach balls. Ron has pink beach balls and Sonia has blue beach balls. They each have 2 beach balls. Their stacks are the same height.

3. There are three names, but only two stacks of puzzles. Sandy has the most puzzles. She has 4 puzzles. Eric has the least puzzles, he has 0 puzzles. The other stack of puzzles belongs to Greg. Greg has 2 puzzles.

### Practice

For problems 1, 2, and 3: Look at the picture. What do you see? Who has the most? Who has the least? Do any people have the same number?

- Mike and Lisa have squares. Mike has red squares and Lisa has blue squares. Mike has more squares than Lisa. Draw a picture graph that matches this description.
- Mark, Samantha, and Rose have stuffed animals. Mark has less stuffed animals than Rose. Samantha has the same number of stuffed animals as Rose. Draw a picture graph that matches this description.

### Image Attributions

Students look at picture graphs in order to count and compare numbers of objects.