# Max Maths, Year 2, Learn together, Making pictograms (8)

In an engaging lesson from Max Maths for Year 2 students, the concept of data handling is introduced through the creation of pictograms. Samir, a character in the lesson, begins by organising information about different fruits into a frequency table. This table lists various fruits alongside numbers that represent how often each fruit appears, a method that helps students understand how to tally and organise data effectively. The fruits mentioned include lemons, watermelons, bananas, pineapples, and apples, with their corresponding frequencies indicating their quantities.

Using the data from the frequency table, Samir then constructs a bar graph. This visual representation allows students to easily compare the quantities of each type of fruit. The bar graph is labelled with 'Number of fruits' on the vertical axis and 'Type of fruit' on the horizontal axis, with each fruit type having its own bar showing how many are present. For instance, the bar for bananas is the tallest, reflecting the highest frequency of 8, while the bar for watermelon is the shortest, indicating a frequency of just 1. This hands-on activity not only teaches students how to interpret and create bar graphs but also helps them to understand the concept of frequency and its graphical representation in a fun and interactive way.