# Reading Bar Graphs

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## Interactive Math Lesson - Reading Bar Graphs

Children will gain practical experience reading bar graphs as they work through this third-grade graphing lesson. Here are a few scenarios your students may find represented by bar graphs in this online math lesson: "Lila completed her weekly reading log for homework. The graph below shows how many minutes she reads each day. How many minutes did she read on Thursday?" "The third-grade students at Mapleton Elementary School voted on their favorite school lunch. The graph below shows how many students voted for each lunch choice. How many total students chose pizza or pasta as their favorite school lunch?" "The soccer team had practice after school. The graph below shows how many laps each teammate ran around the soccer field. How many teammates ran less than 9 laps?" As you can see from the variety of these sample questions, students will work with many different types of data sets as they practice reading bar graphs.

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## Level

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

## Common Core Standard

3.MD.3
Measurement and Data

Students will represent and interpret data presented in scaled picture graphs and scaled bar graphs.

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