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Your students will become experts at reading picture graphs (pictographs) in this engaging math lesson from iKnowIt.com! We created this interactive math activity at a first-grade skill level to help students become familiar with reading and interpreting picture graphs. Each math question features a custom picture graph with colorful data sets. Students will be asked a question based on the data in each picture graph. Upon completion of this practice session, students will have gained confidence and proficiency in reading pictographs.

Children will practice a variety of picture graph concepts in this math lesson. For example, they may be shown a picture graph featuring "Weather This Month." The rows of the picture graph may feature a variety of weather options: sun; rain; or snow. Students must decide "How many days had snow?" The word "snow" in the question is accompanied by a snowflake symbol identical to the snowflake symbols children see in the picture graph. If students need help interpreting the picture graph, they can click the "Hint" button. The hint will show a custom pictograph with the symbols in each row labeled with numbers to assist children in counting the items. When students answer incorrectly, the explanation page will show them the correct answer and how to obtain it.

Additional features in this picture graph math activity help students make the most of their math practice session. A progress-tracker on the right-hand side of the practice screen shows students how many questions they have answered out of the total questions in the lesson. A score-tracker lets them know how many questions they have answered correctly so far. In addition, a speaker icon in the upper left corner of the practice screen can be clicked for the "read aloud" feature. This is a helpful tool for ESL/ELL learners and students who are auditory processors.

The "I Know It" online math practice program, when used alongside a comprehensive elementary math curriculum, sets children up for math success. Educators appreciate the wide variety of math lessons we offer in our growing collection. Each math practice activity is sorted by grade level, kindergarten through fifth grade, and arranged by math topic. In addition, all lessons on "I Know It" adhere to the Common Core Standard and are clearly labeled by the standard they meet. Every activity gives students the opportunity to practice a specific math skill with engaging, thoughtful questions.

Students enjoy using the program to practice math skills because each math activity presents as a fun, yet challenging, math game. As they practice, students can earn awards for their math skills "trophy case." They are cheered on in their practice by silly animated characters who do a clever trick each time they solve a math problem correctly. Math practice is anything but boring when you use the "I Know It" program in your classroom!

We hope you and your first-grade class will practice reading picture graphs with this exciting math activity! Be sure to check out the hundreds of other math lessons we have available on our website as well.

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When your students log into our website with their own username and password, they will be shown a kid-friendly version of the homepage. From here they can access all math practice activities you have assigned to them. You may also give them access to explore additional lessons (at their current grade level only or at different grade levels) for additional review or an added challenge.

Grade levels in the student mode of our program are labeled with letters instead of numbers (i.e. Level A for first grade, and so on), making it easy for you to assign math practice activities based on an individual student’s skill level.

This online math lesson is classified as Level A. It may be ideal for a first-grade class.

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