Mathematics / Year 5 / Statistics and Probability / Data representation and interpretation

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Curriculum content descriptions

Construct displays, including column graphs, dot plots and tables, appropriate for data type, with and without the use of digital technologies (ACMSP119)

  • identifying the best methods of presenting data to illustrate the results of investigations and justifying the choice of representations
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Data representation

Teacher resource

A mathematical focus on 'Choose your own statistics'

This teaching resource demonstrates ways in which real data can be interpreted and analysed. It is based on the interactive learning resource Choose your own statistics, in which data is presented as infographics, graphical representations and tables. The focus of the supporting teaching and learning activities is on analysing ...

Interactive Resource

Choose your own statistics

Explore the way in which statistics are presented using a wide range of graphs types for ten topics related to human rights. Customise and publish graphs and download data to a spreadsheet program such as Excel to enable further exploration.

Teacher resource

Origin Energy for Schools

This is a valuable website containing comprehensive teacher and student cross-curricular teaching and learning resource for years 3 to 8 that focuses on the themes of energy, energy management and the Earth’s renewable energy sources. There are three teaching units on the themes of ‘Energy introduction’, ‘Energy management’ ...


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

Syllabus bites – dot plots and two-way tables

A webpage with information and useful links related to dot plots and two-way tables

Teacher resource

reSolve: Data - Making decisions

This sequence of three lessons explores data collection, representation and interpretation, particularly graphs. Students are presented with unlabelled graphs and invited to add their own labels and create a story to describe the graph. They are then asked to conduct an experiment testing the viscosity of household substances ...

Teacher resource

Origin Energy for Schools – Years 5 - 6

This is a comprehensive teacher and student cross-curricular resource that focuses on the theme of energy management. Some properties of electricity and how it is measured are considered, as are energy management tips. Renewable and non-renewable sources of generating electricity are also explored. The teaching unit ‘Managing ...

Teacher resource

Your place in the world: what do they eat?

This is a web page for teachers about estimating percentages and displaying data in various formats. It presents a teaching sequence based on analysing the food purchased and consumed by three families in three different countries. The resource is linked to a student worksheet that requires an estimation of how much of ...

Interactive Resource

Sites2See – measurement for primary

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

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Rainforest: make a walking track

Mark the route for a walking track on a map of a rainforest. Choose a section of track based on instructions about distances, compass directions and grid references. Keep adding sections of track to get to the rest house. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words.

Interactive resource

Hopper: tenths

Help a frog to jump along a number line. Estimate the finishing point on a number line, after adding or subtracting multiples of tenths to a starting number. For example, 29.5+(12 x 0.2) = 31.9. Explore the patterns made on a counting grid and number line. Identify counting rules that match the pattern of 'landing spots' ...

Teacher resource

From data to graph - unit of work

This unit of work explores why we need data and how students begin to collate, present and analyse it to extract the information it offers.

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.


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 ...

Interactive resource

Timetable: music festival

Work out a program for a Sydney music festival. Find the flight times and other travel details for acts coming from different parts of Australia and New Zealand. Calculate the earliest and latest times they can perform. Check for extra information, like changes in time zones or Stage 1 bookings. Place each act into a timetable ...

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

Fraction fiddle: comparing unit fractions

Two kiwis each gobble up part of a worm. Identify which bird ate the most. For example, decide whether one-third (1/3) is larger than one-quarter (1/4). Build the fraction that each bird ate. Compare the fractions on a number line. Check which fraction is bigger. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects.

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' ...

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 ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Wishball: hundredths

Test your understanding of decimal place value with numbers that include hundredths. Receive a starting number, such as 46.87, and work towards turning it into a target number, such as 85.32. Spin a random digit, choose its decimal place value and decide whether to add or subtract the random digit from your starting number. ...