Graphs and Diagrams: Reading Scales
Learn all about reading scales, including unnumbered scales showing decimals and negative numbers.
In this lesson, the first of five in 'Graphs and Diagrams' for Year 5, children will develop the skills needed to read and interpret data presented in a variety of graphs. They'll look at several different, unnumbered scales and identify the value at different points along them. The ability to read scales accurately is essential for interpreting data shown on graphs; for that reason, this lesson's included slides and activities provide plenty of opportunities for children to practise.
In preparation for children to handle data such as temperatures, the slides and differentiated reading scales worksheets also show scales with negative numbers.
- Lesson plan
- Activity ideas
- Differentiated worksheets