# Max Maths, Year 2, Try it, Making pictograms (3)

In a practical exercise from Max Maths for Year 2, students are introduced to interpreting data through pictograms. The task involves a pictogram that represents the inventory of items in a school bookshop, with each symbol corresponding to a specific quantity of an item. The pictogram includes various school supplies such as pencils, sharpeners, scissors, paper clips, and staplers. Students are prompted to use the pictogram to answer questions about the quantities of these items.

The questions serve as a check for understanding and encourage students to engage with the pictogram. For example, they are asked to identify the value represented by each symbol on the pictogram. They also need to count the symbols to determine the number of pairs of scissors available in the bookshop. Additionally, they must analyze the pictogram to find which item is present in the least quantity and to identify which item has a total of three in the bookshop. These exercises help students develop their skills in data interpretation and basic arithmetic by using a visual and contextually relevant tool like a pictogram.