Develop the skills to construct and interpret pie charts in this self-marking set of exercises.
Here are the clues that will help you label the pie charts about the pupils in Piechart School.
One third of the pupils preferred oranges while only one quarter of the pupils preferred apples. Twice as many pupils preferred oranges than bananas. The number of pupils that preferred grapes was four times as many as preferred mangoes.
Half of the pupils walk to school but less than three percent travel in a taxi. For every pupil that comes to school by car there are four that walk.
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Level 1 - Label the diagram showing two pie charts
Level 2 - Estimating what quantities the sectors of pie charts represent
Level 3 - Measuring the angles in the sectors and calculating what they represent
Level 4 - Drawing pie charts from the given data
Level 5 - Problem solving tasks involving pie charts
Pie Chart Creator - A quick and convenient tool for rapidly creating simple pie charts.
Pie Chart Starter - The Starter Of The Day for June 10th is a pie chart from which pupils are invited to estimate what each sector stands for.
More on this topic including lesson Starters, visual aids and investigations.
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