Mathematics / Year 2 / Statistics and Probability / Data representation and interpretation

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Curriculum content descriptions

Identify a question of interest based on one categorical variable. Gather data relevant to the question (ACMSP048)

  • determining the variety of birdlife in the playground and using a prepared table to record observations
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Research questions,  Data collection,  Categorical data

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Using data about favourite foods

Flynn helps Dodly gather information about monsters' favourite foods for Dodly's new cafe menu. Watch and learn while the two monsters research their friends' favourite foods and then display and organise this information. Will Flynn ever get fed at Cafe de Dodly?

Teacher resource

Farm animals - unit 4

This is a teacher resource that contains a program outline, student activities, and links to images and videos relevant to teaching primary students about farm animals that are raised for food and fibre, with a particular focus on livestock needs and farming technologies. The program outline and supporting documents can ...

Teacher resource

Royal Agricultural Show: primary school resources

This is a teacher resource containing items relevant to planning lessons and teaching primary students about food and fibre production. It contains a program overview, an Agricultural Resources Links document providing links to useful external sites and resources, and eight study units - each containing a program outline ...

Teacher resource

Collection of shells

In this mathematical activity students collect and display data using two categories of shells. They collect data, interpret it, discuss and display the results.

Interactive resource

Kitchen stacker: sort the groceries 2

Place groceries into kitchen cupboards. Sort them according to a common property such as size, colour or container type. For example, group them as red, blue or yellow containers. Then group them according to two common properties. This learning object is one in a series of five learning objects. The series is also packaged ...

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Tallying up favourite foods

Do you know how to tally survey data so it's easy to count up? See how marks are used to keep score in this example of foods that people like to eat. How are marks recorded in groups of five?

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BrainPOP: tally charts and bar graphs

This animated video describes what a tally chart is and what a bar graph is, what they are used for, and how to create and interpret them. It describes how tally charts can be useful for collecting survey data and demonstrates the conventional way of recording this data in groups of five strokes so they can be easily counted. ...

Teacher resource

reSolve: Authentic Problems: What's For Lunch?

This sequence of four lessons invites students to investigate how many of a chosen food item are eaten at their school in a year. Students identify the mathematical knowledge they need to find how many of the selected items they eat in a year and devise a plan to find the total number, using grouping, partitioning and repeated ...

Teacher resource

Primary mathematics: games, simulations and modelling

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'games, simulations and modelling' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers use games, ...