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.
Outdoor, human bar chart activity.
Throughout the lesson, pupils create a checklist for a successful bar chart (x and y axis, bars, categories, numbers/scale etc)
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!
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.
Magic beans used as a reward for hard workers!
Lesson plan, letter from Hermione and Harry Potter story extract, successful bar chart checklist, colour of beans table all included.
Formative assessment (Starter/Plenary) - Children add to what they have learned in different coloured pen on spider diagram.
I used this lesson with years 3, 4 and 5 - can be differentiated for all . They LOVED it.
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. 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. Kids loved the lesson and it fit in well with our unit on Biodiversity.
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.
As part of a Year 3 Geography Topic on 'Our Local Area', I took my class on a walk around the local streets. Whilst walking, most children used a key to colour the buildings on a map, identifying the land use (e.g. commercial, residential, educational, recreational etc.). However, this wasn't suitable for the lower ability children in my class so I gave them pictures of different buildings and they had to tally how many of each type of building they saw. When they returned to class, they could then cut out pictures of the different buildings in order to make their own pictogram. These pictures and the pictogram template are included in this pack.
This worksheet could be used in a variety of lessons. We used it as part of our topic on the 'Local Area'. We wanted to know what different religions were in our community so we started with our class/school. Children used this tally chart to collect data about the different religions in each class. They could then draw a conclusion about the religions in our school.
Differentiated worksheets which allow children to explore properties of numbers and become familiar with both venn and carroll diagrams. Also a challenge worksheet to push children's knowledge further.