# Pictograms

## In a nutshell

A pictogram is a chart which uses pictures to represent data in a simple way.

## Interpreting pictograms

All pictograms have a **key** which tells you what one image represents. To read a pictogram, simply count up the number of images and check the key to see what each image is worth.

##### Example 1

*The pictogram below represents the number of pizzas sold by a restaurant on each day. *

*The key shows that in the pictogram one pizza image is the same as $10$ pizzas sold. You can see that on Sunday there are $1$ and a half pizza images so you can work out the number of pizzas sold as follows:*

$10 + 5 = \underline{15}$ *pizzas sold*

****Tip: **When drawing your own pictogram, make sure that the picture you choose is simple to draw!