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Mathematics / Year 4 / Statistics and Probability / Data representation and interpretation

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Curriculum content descriptions

Evaluate the effectiveness of different displays in illustrating data features including variability (ACMSP097)

Elaborations
  • interpreting data representations in the media and other forums in which symbols represent more than one data value
  • suggesting questions that can be answered by a given data display and using the display to answer questions
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Data representation

Video

How to construct a column or bar graph

This animated presentation includes three examples of how to construct column graphs (also known as bar graphs) to represent data. It also highlights the features of column graphs. Students can use an included set of practice questions to determine their knowledge and understanding of column graphs.

Interactive Resource

Numeracy wrap: Get the picture

In this resource students will construct picture graphs using one-to-one correspondence and information in a table, represent data in more than one way, interpret information presented in picture graphs and identify problems in picture graphs. It includes SMART Notebooks, links to interactive activities and printable worksheets. ...

Teacher resource

Who is in your class?

Students complete a task in which they create questionnaires or surveys to collect data. They use email to form a pen pal relationship with students in another school, then use the data to formulate a class profile. Students will present the data in a table, tally or graph. They should work independently, with the teacher ...

Interactive resource

Fraction fiddle: tool

Use a tool to explore what happens when you change the numerals in a fraction. Compare two fractions and find out which is larger. For example, decide whether 4/3 is larger than 7/5. Build the two fractions. Compare the fractions on a number line. A handy tool for use on an interactive whiteboard.

Interactive resource

Timetable: talent quest

Work out a program for the Antic Island talent quest. Find the date for the show by marking off dates on a calendar. Check the travel plans for each act and work out their earliest arrival times. Place each act into a timetable slot. Create the final program for the talent quest. This learning object is the first in a series ...

Collection

Mixed-Up Maths

Join our host, Ed, as he finds himself in all types of situations where only his knowledge of Maths can help him. From saving the planet from Aliens, to creating a superhero that can stop a strawberry milkshake tidal wave. From searching for buried treasure, to jumping like a daredevil, or planning the greatest circus party ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Wishball: whole numbers

Test your understanding of decimal place value with whole numbers. Receive a starting number, such as 3786, and work towards turning it into a target number, such as 7664. Spin a random digit, choose its decimal place value and decide whether to add or subtract the random digit from your starting number. You can use a 'Wishball' ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Rainforest: use compass points

Use compass points and a scale to find places on a map. Understand abbreviations such as N, W, SW and E. Follow instructions to find four locations. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words.

Interactive resource

Park fractions

Help a town planner to design two site plans for a park. Assign regions on a grid for different uses such as picnic tables, swings, sandpits or ponds. Use this tool to explore how to express fractions and display them in different ways. Select boxes within the grid and view or enter corresponding fractions and their equivalents. ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Wishball challenge: whole numbers

Test your understanding of decimal place value with whole numbers. Receive a starting number, such as 3786, and work towards turning it into a target number, 7664. Spin a random digit, choose its decimal place value and use the given operation (either addition or subtraction) on your starting number. Be careful not to overshoot ...

Interactive Resource

Sites2See – measurement for primary

Selected links to a range of interactive and print resources for Measurement topics in K-6 Mathematics.

Interactive resource

Hopper: whole numbers

Help a frog to jump along a number line. Estimate the finishing point on a number line, after adding or subtracting multiples of whole numbers to a starting number. For example, 255+(10 x 4) = 295. Explore the patterns made on a counting grid and number line. Identify counting rules that match the pattern of 'landing spots' ...

Teacher resource

Fruit, vegetable, crops - unit 5

This is a teacher resource that contains a program outline, student activities, an interactive game, and links to images and videos relevant to teaching primary students about growing and processing fruits, vegetables and crops in a variety of settings including the farm, laboratory and classroom. The program outline and ...

Interactive resource

Timetable: extreme talent quest

Work out a program for the Antic Island Extreme Talent Quest. Check the travel plans for each act and work out their earliest arrival times. (They may be travelling via another destination first!) Place each act into a timetable slot. Create the final program for the talent quest. This learning object is the second in a ...

Interactive resource

Hopper challenge: whole numbers

Help a frog to jump along a number line. Estimate the exact finishing point on a number line, after adding or subtracting multiples of whole numbers to a starting number. For example, 1+ (5 x 2) = 11. Explore the patterns made on a counting grid and number line. Identify counting rules that match the pattern of 'landing ...

Interactive resource

Design a park

Help a town planner to design a site plan for a park. Assign regions on a grid for different uses such as picnic tables, swings, sandpits or ponds. Use this tool to explore how to express fractions and display them in different ways. Select boxes within the grid and view or enter corresponding fractions and their equivalents. ...

Interactive resource

Timetable: talent quest: travel

Help plan a talent quest by checking the travel plans for each act and working out their earliest arrival times. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects.

Collection

Building basic fraction skills

This collection of 13 interactive learning objects is organised into four categories - introduction to fractions; naming fractions; fraction applications; and comparing and ordering fractions. The learning objects develop an understanding of the relationship between spatial, symbolic and written forms of a fraction. They ...

Dataset

The First Fleet - dataset

The dataset provides information about 780 of the convicts transported to Australia on the First Fleet ships 'Alexander', 'Charlotte', 'Lady Penrhyn', 'Friendship', 'Prince of Wales' and 'Scarborough' in 1788. The dataset includes information on items such as the convict's name, occupation, crime, date of trial and term ...

Interactive resource

Scale matters: tens of thousands

Explore the use of scale on a number line. Select a ruler displaying a helpful scale such as tens of thousands. Look at a pair of numbers such as 70,000 and 120,000 marked on a number line. Identify the number corresponding to another point. Or locate another point on the number line to complete a series of three numbers. ...