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Introduction to graphs

  • Year group: Year 2
  • Term: Spring
  • Topic: Statistics
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Keystage: KS1
  • Age Range: 6 to 7 yrs
  • Unit can be taught out of sequence: Y
  • Week Range: 3 - 4

In this chapter, pupils start to work with simple tables and graphs, both in and outside of the classroom.

Pupils start by constructing and interpreting simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and tables. They ask questions and answer problems related to these graphs and in doing so, reinforce their work on place value and the four rules.

When it comes to pictograms, pupils understand that a simple picture is used to represent data. They may interpret them by counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, depending on their progress in other topics. They also use their ability to count in 5s to help them to find totals for categories in simple tally charts.

More widely, pupils answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in specific categories, which they can sort by quantity. For example, given a tally chart detailing the favourite ice-cream flavours of a group of children, they work out which flavour is the most liked.

Pupils should construct and interpret graphs and charts using real-life examples related to their own experiences, and make the most of using them in other areas of the curriculum.

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Resources for this topic

White Rose Maths

Graphs

Direct link to our Y2 scheme.
By WRMaths

Graphs

Direct link to our Y2 scheme
By WRMaths

Mathematics Mastery

Introduction to graphs

Mathematical discussion is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

Talk Tasks are a brilliant way of enabling pupils to develop their mathematical language, thinking, understanding and confidence.

This activity explores the concept of graphs.

• Talk tasks are best completed in mixed attainment pairs, with pupils taking turns to listen and construct arguments
• Emphasis is on discussion rather than the solution, encouraging pupils to use key language and talk in full sentences
• Ask pupils to prove their answers in a variety of ways, using the CPA approach to support mathematical understanding and number sense

Like what you see? Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.
By Mathematics Mastery

Introduction to graphs

Deepening pupils’ understanding of key mathematical ideas is a core element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

Our Key Constructs highlight the essential mathematical concepts all pupils are expected to grasp within each year group, with accompanying guidance for assessing pupil progress.

Our Key Constructs are closely aligned to the National Curriculum’s objectives. We know these can be tricky to evidence, so we’ve included an example task for each concept, as well as ideas to support slower-graspers and depth tasks to challenge higher-attaining pupils.

• Pupils should work through the tasks independently
• Teachers should incorporate the CPA approach to support pupils’ learning
• Opportunities for depth and scaffolding are built into each task

Like what you see?

Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.
By Mathematics Mastery

Resources shared by teachers

Year 2 - Statistics - Spring - Week 3

This pack of resources covers Year 2 statistics for the 3rd week of the Spring term. The resources support a mastery approach to teaching mathematics. CPA (Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract) is promoted throughout therefore ensuring you have appropriate concrete resources in your classroom is recommended to make full use of the packs.

Week 3 includes worksheets and activities on:
- Tally charts
- Pictograms (1-1)

I hope you find the resources useful. Feedback very welcome.
By RustyMaths

Year 2 - Statistics - Spring - Week 4

This pack of resources covers Year 2 statistics for the 4th week of the Spring term. The resources support a mastery approach to teaching mathematics. CPA (Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract) is promoted throughout therefore ensuring you have appropriate concrete resources in your classroom is recommended to make full use of the packs.

Week 4 includes worksheets and activities on:
- Pictograms (2, 5, 10)
- Block diagrams

I hope you find the resources useful. Feedback very welcome.
By RustyMaths

Funny pie charts

A few pie charts that represent funny ideas or jokes. The idea is that students get a feel for how pie charts work. I used it as a Y7 starter to generate discussion. The 'how often charts don't make sense' pie chart is particularly good for this. As always, please rate and comment with suggests and ideas. Thanks :)
By richardtock

carroll diagram sorting spots/stripes on 2D shapes

Print off the shape and question sheets as A4. Enlarge the grids to A3 to be able to cut and stick the shapes on. This was done as a small group activity. The question sheet checks how well they understand the sorting activity.
By sarahprincess

pictograms about transport

Interpreting pictograms linked to work on transport. Used for guided group work on how to answer questions.
By maxineshepherd