Develop the skills to construct and interpret pie charts in this self-marking set of exercises.
This is level 4: drawing pie charts from the given data. When you have finished drawing these pie charts show your work to your teacher. If your teacher is a Transum subscriber they will be able to award you a Transum Teacher Trophy.
1. Draw a pie chart to show the following information about the favourite pets of members of a Scout Troop:
|Number of Scouts||8||10||9||9|
2. Draw a pie chart to show the favourite type of food of a group of office workers:
3. At a conference 32% of the delegates came from Northampton, 28% came from Swindon, 23% came from Edinburgh and the rest came from Warwick.
Draw a pie chart to show this information.
4. Lady Boildespudswell spent the whole of June at her holiday home in Cornwall. Each day she took an afternoon stroll before dinner. For seven of the days she headed off in a northerly direction. For five of the days she started off in a southerly direction. For three of the days she went east and for the rest of the days her walking was to the west.
Draw a pie chart to show her walking direction during June.
5. Draw a pie chart to show the following information about the favourite zones of a theme park according to a survey:
|Favourite Zone||Yesteryear||Future Zone||Adventureland||Haunted|
|Number of People||198||219||175||128|
6. Draw a pie chart to show the favourite mid-morning drink of a group of factory workers:
7. Percy Cod made a huge mixed fruit pudding for the After-Eight Supper Club using four different types of fruit. He used four kilograms of apples, five and a half kilograms of gooseberries, seven and a half kilograms of rhubarb and eight kilograms of raisins.
Draw a pie chart to show the amount of each fruit in this large pudding.
8. How many hours do you spend at school each day? How long does it take you to get to and from school? How many hours sleep do you get each night?
Construct a pie chart to show how you spend the 24 hours of a typical school day.
10. Draw a pie chart to show the populations of the most populous three countries in the world. You should include a 'rest of the world' sector too. Label each sector indicating the percentage of the world population it represents.
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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.
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