Approach: One
to one 
Level:
Year 8 

Focus:
Interpreting
a graph

Resources:
Graph


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Questions/instructions:
Give student graph.
Here is a graph about people’s visits to the dentist.
I’m going to ask you some questions, and you will need to
look at the graph to find the answers. 
[click on graph to enlarge] 


%
responses
2003 ('99) 
y8 
1.
What does the graph show about the number of visits to the dentist as
people get older? 
people
go less often as they get older 
64
(64) 
2.
Which group of people have the smallest number of visits to the dentist?

males
2024 years old 
66
(69) 
3.
What percentage of males aged 10–14 go to the dentist once a year?

51–52%

58
(62) 
4.
What are three things this graph tells about dentist visits by females
aged 10–14?

3
points made

41
(43) 
2
points made 
13
(12) 
1
point made 
15
(13) 


Total
score:

6

19
(21) 
4–5

34
(33) 
2–3

29
(29) 
0–1

18
(17) 
Commentary:
Year 8 students in 2003 interpreted a graph with the same level of success
as year 8 students in 1999. About 20 percent of students answered all
questions accurately. 