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Reading Graphs and Charts

Answer real-life problems from different types of graphs and charts including piece-wise linear graphs

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Description More Graphs

This is level 1; Reading a Bar Chart. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 6 questions correct.

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How many goals did Trantown United score in 2014? Correct Wrong
How many goals did Trantown United have scored against them in 2015? Correct Wrong
How many more goals did Trantown United score than were scored against them in 2016? Hover your mouse cursor over the bars to see the exact numbers they represent. Correct Wrong
In which year was the goal difference the greatest? Correct Wrong
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How many medals did England win in 2017? Correct Wrong
Which country won the least number of medals in 2013? Correct Wrong
How many medals have Northern Ireland won altogether in the last three years? Correct Wrong
How many medals were won altogether in 2012? Correct Wrong

This is Reading Graphs and Charts level 1. You can also try:
Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5


Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

When you have got all of the questions correct you may want to print out this page and paste it into your exercise book. If you keep your work in an ePortfolio you could take a screen shot of your answers and paste that into your Maths file.

This web site contains over a thousand free mathematical activities for teachers and pupils. Click here to go to the main page which links to all of the resources available.

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Comment recorded on the 19 October 'Starter of the Day' page by E Pollard, Huddersfield:

"I used this with my bottom set in year 9. To engage them I used their name and favorite football team (or pop group) instead of the school name. For homework, I asked each student to find a definition for the key words they had been given (once they had fun trying to guess the answer) and they presented their findings to the rest of the class the following day. They felt really special because the key words came from their own personal information."

Comment recorded on the 28 May 'Starter of the Day' page by L Smith, Colwyn Bay:

"An absolutely brilliant resource. Only recently been discovered but is used daily with all my classes. It is particularly useful when things can be saved for further use. Thank you!"

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Lemon Law

A fascinating digit changing challenge. Change the numbers on the apples so that the number on the lemon is the given total. Can you figure out, by understanding place value, how this works?


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Go Maths

Learning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths page is an alphabetical list of free activities designed for students in Secondary/High school.

Maths Map

Are you looking for something specific? An exercise to supplement the topic you are studying at school at the moment perhaps. Navigate using our Maths Map to find exercises, puzzles and Maths lesson starters grouped by topic.


If you found this activity useful don't forget to record it in your scheme of work or learning management system. The short URL, ready to be copied and pasted, is as follows:

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Description of Levels



Level 1 - Reading a Bar Chart

Level 2 - Reading a Line Chart

Level 3 - Reading a Pie Chart

Level 4 - Reading a Piece-wise linear graph

Level 5 - Reading Exponential and Reciprocal graphs


Don't wait until you have finished the exercise before you click on the 'Check' button. Click it often as you work through the questions to see if you are answering them correctly.