Step 2 – Interpret line graphs, tables and Venn
diagrams, finding amounts, sum and difference.
Making comparisons between the data shown.
THIS STEP IS ON BOTH SIDES!
CONTEXT AND INVESTIGATION QUESTIONS ARE ON PAGE 2
This graph shows hoe much forest was lost on an island each year.
g. Who likes all three sports?
h. Who only likes swimming and tennis?
i. Who only likes football?
j. What can you say about Lisa’s preferred sports?
k. What is the total of the children who liked football and tennis?
l. How many children took part in this survey in total?
The X axis here shows time of day. This is called a continuous
graph because it shows changes over time. The Y axis In this
case shows the temperature as it changed over the day.
Look at the red arrows on this example. At 6pm the
temperature was 10c. To work this out, start at the time on
the x axis. Go up to the line on the graph and then across to
the temperature. This can be done the other way too! Look at
the blue arrows on the example. The temperature was 12c at
12 o’clock and also at about 5pm . Make sure your answers
show the correct units— oc or time on this graph.
This table shows the different types of boats that were rented at a
port in the first six months of last year. We can find lots of information
Total boats for each month. E.g January = 82 boats
Totals for each boat type. E.g Canoes = 73
Sums and differences. E.g The difference between motor
boats rented in March and April is 56-48= 8 boats.
The Venn diagram shows which children liked football and
rugby training. Where the circles cross over, children like both.
If a child’s name is outside both circles then they don’t like
either! E.g Toby only likes Football training. Anna only likes
rugby.Josie likes both. Henry doesn’t like either choice.