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Pie Charts

Develop the skills to construct and interpret pie charts in this self-marking set of exercises.

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This is level 5: problem solving tasks involving pie charts. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct and you do this activity online.

The following diagram is from Wilipedia. The graphic was created by User:Schutz for Wikipedia on 28 August 2007.

Comparing pie charts with bar charts

Which bar chart matches pie chart C?

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Pie Chart Train Destiations
120 commuters bought a ticket for the 7:20am express train from Wolverhampton. The pie chart shows the destinations of these people.

How many people were going to Birmingham?

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How many people were going to Coventry?

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How many people were going to Milton Keynes?

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How many people were going to London?

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A pie chart is to be constructed showing the football teams supported by 37 people. How many degrees on the pie chart would represent one person? Give your answer to three significant figures.

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A pie chart is to be constructed showing the musical tastes of a group of people. 6.55° (to three significant figures) on the pie chart represented one person. How many people were there in the group?

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Pie Chart Team Points
A pie chart was constructed showing the number of points earned by four teams in a game. The yellow team earned 202 points and this was represented by a sector with an angle of 101 degrees.

What was the total number of points earned by the four teams added together?

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Pie Chart Multiple Choice
The pie chart above shows how 60 students selected answers to a multiple choice exam question.
Twice as many students chose A than B, twice as many students chose B than C and twice as many students chose C than D.

How many students chose A?

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How many degrees is the angle of the sector representing choice C?

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


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Description of Levels



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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Curriculum Reference

See the National Curriculum page for links to related online activities and resources.


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