# KS2 Maths Lessons: Statistics (pictograms, bar charts & line graphs)

## The Maths Bit!

In this exciting lesson, we will be learning how to present and interpret bar charts. We will be using the information that is presented in a bar chart to solve a variety of number problems. At the same time, we will be learning about some fascinating urban animals that live in Britain’s towns and cities.

A** bar chart** is a simple and effective way to display information that uses rectangular bars of different heights.

There is a horizontal line (x axis) that shows you what is being investigated and a vertical line (y axis)with numbers on it.

**Prior Learning: **To interpret and construct bar charts, pictograms, tally charts and tables.

**Did you know?**

Although it is now common to see urban foxes in the daylight, they prefer the cover of darkness when the streets are empty and it is much easier to scavenge for food from dustbins. Incredibly, they have whiskers on their legs to help them navigate in the dark!

## Whiteboard Challenges

This bar chart shows the number of different urban animals that were spotted in a UK city over the course of a year.

**1) How many less stoats than rats were spotted?**

**2) Were there more squirrels and rabbits spotted or were there more foxes and badgers spotted?**

**3) How many animals were spotted altogether?**