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Pie Graph Pictures

Use a digital camera to practice making pie graphs with your students.


  • Students will create a pie graph using a digital camera and data from their classmates.
  • Students will write comparing statements about data in a pie graph.


  • Have students break into small groups according to eye color.
  • In a large area, have students lie in their groups on the ground with their feet in the center so that they form a "human pie graph".
  • Take a picture of the students.
  • Have each student insert this picture into AppleWorks.
  • Then, have them draw the lines between each group of students and even color in each group.
  • Discuss how the students have made a pie graph.
  • Write comparing statements about the data represented on the graph.

Sunshine State Standards

  • MA.7.S.6.2

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use keyboards and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices when necessary) efficiently and effectively.
  • Use general purpose productivity tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, remediate skill deficits, and facilitate learning throughout the curriculum.
  • Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, Web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom.
  • Evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of electronic information sources.


  • AppleWorks
  • Digital Camera


  • Other ideas for graphing: shirt color, shoe color, birthday by season, etc.
  • Have students work in smaller groups to create their own pie graph.
  • Instead of using AppleWorks to create the pie graph, you can also print the picture and just draw and color the pie graph.

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