Template for making a block graph about which are the children's favorite piece of fire brigade items. Can be easily edited to accomodate any theme. Aligns well with sorting and counting and organizing and representing data.
Hope this will be of use to others. Not sure why it has taken me so long to make one of these! It proved useful in supporting children to record information they had collected when choosing their own criteria etc. It helped them focus on each axis and thinking of a title heightened their awareness of why the data was being collecte.
Animated PowerPoint plus handout
The animated PowerPoint has plenty of scope for discussion as it is played
Includes questions on:
Identifying the population
Criticising sampling methods
Recommending alternative methods
Selecting a representative sample
The handout has definitions of:
Quantitative - Discrete and continuous
The Worksheet has questions on variables.
Distinguishing continuous or discrete variables
The worksheet is an ideal discussion tool.
I found it very useful for small group discussion of variables.
This Maths pack includes a range of data investigations for different ability groups. This is a great Statistics lesson. Each group of children is given a question to answer. They will think about how they can collect and record their data before presenting it in different ways using bar charts, pictograms, line graphs etc. The questions are included as well as explanations of each activity. I have also included tally chart templates for the lower ability groups.