This handout links to using the 2graph program . Children fill in the data and then answer questions based on it. The extension work was to collect their own data and enter it onto 2graph and ask their own questions about the data.
Two Data Handling lessons.<br />
Outdoor, human bar chart activity.<br />
Throughout the lesson, pupils create a checklist for a successful bar chart (x and y axis, bars, categories, numbers/scale etc)<br />
Cross curricular main activity (Harry Potter Theme - English) - pupils are sent a letter from Hermione complaining about her imbalance of Bertie Bott's every flavour beans!<br />
Practical activity whereby children collect their own data to create bar chart. I gave children jelly beans (cheap ones and printed off a posh label!) and required them to count them.<br />
Magic beans used as a reward for hard workers!<br />
Lesson plan, letter from Hermione and Harry Potter story extract, successful bar chart checklist, colour of beans table all included.<br />
Formative assessment (Starter/Plenary) - Children add to what they have learned in different coloured pen on spider diagram. <br />
I used this lesson with years 3, 4 and 5 - can be differentiated for all . They LOVED it.<br />
Lesson 2 - children created 3D Bar Charts.
Data on 4 endangered animals showing their numbers between 1985 - 2015. Numbers and animals based on truth but have been altered for differentiation. <br /><br />I used the turtle as a whole class model to show how to plot the points and draw the scale. Then I used the other three animals as their worksheets. For my lower group I provided them with a pre-drawn scale. <br /><br />Kids loved the lesson and it fit in well with our unit on Biodiversity.
The pupils have to tally red, blue, green and yellow cars as they fly past in the presentation.
This has proved a popular resource at both schools I have taught, particularly with lower ability classes
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