This activity offers a different way to teach tallies and pie charts. Students choose 20 fruit cards from  the fruit deck (or any amount you choose from the 45 cards if you wish to make things more challenging). We find that 20 cards offers the most interesting collection to work with, while
also being a factor of 360.


Students collect the data of their chosen cards and write it on the tally sheet. On the same sheet is a column for working out the number of degrees needed for constructing the pie chart. Two pie chart sheets are included, one with the key in colour, and one with the key ready for colouring. Alternatively, get students to construct the pie chart from scratch in their books or a separate piece of paper.

The nature of this activity means that each student should, in theory, produce their own pie chart, unique from other students in the group.

Fruit Pie Charts

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