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Mathematics / Year 1 / Statistics and Probability / Data representation and interpretation

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Curriculum content descriptions

Represent data with objects and drawings where one object or drawing represents one data value. Describe the displays (ACMSP263)

  • understanding one-to-one correspondence
  • describing displays by identifying categories with the greatest or least number of objects
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Data representation,  Drawing

Interactive Resource

Bear and Chook by the Sea

This learning object is designed around a series of videos with Lisa Shanahan, author, and Emma Quay, illustrator, including a reading experience of their collaborative work, Bear and Chook by the Sea. Taken as a whole, this sequence of lessons is a Stage 1 unit of work that results in students working in pairs to produce ...

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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 ...

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Peg + Cat: Sort the recycling

Peg, Cat and her neighbour Lady Viv sort and recycle junk left behind in the field. Not only does this clip show how important recycling is it also can be used to discuss organising information and graphing.

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 ...

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How many birds?

Follow three young bird watchers as they count how many birds they can find outside. They count how many bird types they see and then record their observations in a table.

Interactive Resource

All about eggs: Where do eggs come from?

This interactive lesson teaches students about egg-laying animals, with a particular focus on chickens. Students will identify categories of animals and the quantity and appearance of their eggs. They will represent data relating to hens and eggs laid on farms in Australia and discover why egg farming is important. They ...

Teacher resource

reSolve: Statistics - Planning Playgrounds

This sequence of four lessons engages students in sorting, classifying, representing and interpreting data in order to plan a playground for their school or community. Students choose simple questions for a survey, gather responses and make simple inferences from their data. They then create picture graphs and explore how ...

Teacher resource

reSolve: Authentic Problems: Target Ball

This sequence of four lessons explores the relationship between an informal unit of measure and what is being measured using the context of designing a game of 'Target Ball'. Students work in groups to collect data on how far their chose ball rolls, using a cut-out foot as an informal unit of measure. They represent and ...

Teacher resource

Sorting animals

In this mathematical activity students reason mathematically and pose questions which can be answered by sorting, classifying, matching, ordering or counting objects and pictures.

Teacher resource

Most common pet

In this activity students answer questions about pets and gather appropriate responses from a simple investigation. Students represent the data collected as a one-to-one matching or recording system in a physical graph or picture graph about common pets. Students interpret the data by saying how many there are of each of ...

Interactive resource

Counting beetles: solving word problems

Look at a word problem that uses beetles. Use the number line to show how to solve the problem. Watch an animation of the problem on a number line. Make a number sentence to match the number line. This learning object is one in a series of five objects. Three objects in the series are also packaged as a combined learning object.

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Counting beetles: making word problems

Make a word problem using beetles. First, decide whether to add or subtract. Select the number of beetles for your problem. Use the number line to show how to solve the problem. Watch an animation of the problem on a number line. Make a number sentence to match the number line. This learning object is one in a series of ...

Teacher resource

Using 'Counting on, counting back' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea uses a combination of games (both digital and non-digital) and hands-on tasks to explore sequencing whole numbers to 20, and solve addition and subtraction problems using 'counting on' and 'counting back' strategies. It includes reflections following the teaching of R11450 'Counting on, counting back - ...

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Classroom collection

Students observe objects around the classroom and predict the most commonly occurring material. They collect some materials and arrange data to show the range of different objects found in the classroom. They interpret the data and answer yes/no questions about the data collected.

Teacher resource

Sorting lunch foods

In this activity students reason mathematically when classifying pictures according to suitability for healthy lunchbox choices. Students also use mathematical reasoning to pose questions based on the information of others.


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)

Musical number patterns: music maker

Make some music by building up rhythms for four instruments. Choose a starting point on a number line and build a counting rule. Count in lots between 2 and 10 until you reach 36. Add your number several times on the number line to make a pattern. For example, set up a sound pattern where a trumpet waits on the first note, ...

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 ...

Teacher resource

Farming and the seasons (the farming story) - unit 2

This is a teacher resource that contains items for planning lessons about farming life and the seasons. It contains a simple program outline and supporting documents that can be downloaded or printed for students, including a story map broken into seasons, a table of farm activities and suitable clothes by season, a tree ...

Interactive Resource

Sites2See – measurement for primary

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