Data collection and graphing task


Posted by lisar | Posted in Data, Graphing, Statistics | Posted on September 18, 2015

The week long unit covers data collection and graphing.  It requires students to come up with categorical and numerical questions which they will then select one and conduct a survey among the other students of the learning space. They must then show their data collection using tally marks and then graph their data using a graph of their choosing. More capable students are can present their data using Pie Charts, looking at percentages. Students can then swap their graphs and then write a short statement of results about the information from the graphs. Attached is the PowerPoint Presentation and Word Document for data collection.

4WH Surveys



Posted by Miss Lawrence | Posted in Graphing | Posted on April 30, 2015

Collect snack and lunch rubbish from students the day before the activity is planned. (We collected two day’s worth of rubbish so the activity could be run in two groups).

Lay rubbish on sheets of butchers paper. Ask children to sort the rubbish into their categories. Eg – types of food, different types of recyclable materials. Give children textas to label groups on the butchers paper.

Children can then graph their results – a whole class graph for younger children or individual graphs for older children. They can then use this data to make statements about the type of food that are being consumed; or the different types of rubbish.

Going further:

  • using these results to calculate how much rubbish may be throughout the level (or school) in a day, weeks, month etc.
  • using as a discussion for sustainability and working towards rubbish free lunches, e.g. – How can we reduce the amount of waste we make?

Interpreting Graphs


Posted by lisar | Posted in Data, Graphing | Posted on September 30, 2014

Students are presented to a range of ready made graphs. Students share and record 3 or more statements about each graph.

Questioning, Collecting and Displaying Data


Posted by lisar | Posted in Data, Graphing | Posted on September 30, 2014

1. Students pose three or more questions for collecting categorical or numerical data (whichever is appropriate for each student). They then decide what the outcomes would be for each question.

2. Students then select one of their questions and survey their class mates, collecting their data in a tally.

3. After collecting the data, they display it in an appropriate graph such as a picture graph, bar graph, line graph or pie chart.

Different types of Graphs


Posted by lisar | Posted in Graphing | Posted on August 15, 2014

A range of graphs created in Excel using the same set of data. Great for students who are working on selecting the appropriate graph for the data.

different types of graphs

different types of graphs

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