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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 3; Reading a Pie Chart. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 6 questions correct.

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Which activity accounted for most time during this typical day? Correct Wrong
Calculate the number of hours spent eating. Note that the percentages show have been rounded to one decimal place but the times, in hours are all whole numbers. Correct Wrong
Calculate the number of whole hours spent sleeping. Correct Wrong
Calculate the number of whole hours spent doing homework. Correct Wrong
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Drag the protractor over the pie chart to measure it. Hold down the shift key [or shift] while dragging to rotate the protractor. Give your answers to the nearest whole number.

What percentage of time did the channel show cartoons?
Correct Wrong
What percentage of time did the channel show news? Correct Wrong
What percentage of time did the channel show soaps? Correct Wrong
What percentage of time did the channel show documentaries? Correct Wrong

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

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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.