Digital technologies / Foundation to Year 2 / Digital Technologies Knowledge and Understanding

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise and explore patterns in data and represent data as pictures, symbols and diagrams (ACTDIK002)

Elaborations
  • sorting objects and events based on easily identified characteristics and using digital systems to represent patterns in data, for example sorting birthdates and presenting the patterns using seasonal symbols
  • making generalisations about data sets, for example comparing different ways of travelling to and from school using classroom data, discussing results and finding patterns in modes of travel
  • experimenting with different ways of representing patterns, for example using materials, sounds, movements or drawing
  • exploring with patterns of objects or symbols to represent data, for example the symbol 12 may represent different data to 21, or that an email address has a name followed by an @ symbol followed by another type of name
  • creating different patterns using the same elements, for example using patterns of coloured counters to communicate and give meaning such as a response of ‘yes’ or ‘no’
  • learning about how data are represented by changing pixel density (resolution) in a photograph with support and noting the change in file size to successfully email to a friend
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Data representation,  Graphs (Data representation)

Teacher resource

Data Representation

Find out about Data Representation. Use this topic from the Digital Technologies Hub to learn more, get ideas about how to teach about it, find out what other schools are doing and use the applications and games in the classroom.

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Data detective

In this sequence of lessons students conduct a simple survey to collect, organise and present data. In doing so, they demonstrate their understanding of how to use patterns to represent data symbolically.

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Data is all around us

This is a unit for Years F-1 from the Scope and sequence resources from the DT Hub. The topic of data is organised into four key elements. Use this flow of activities to plan and assess students against the relevant achievement standards. Students collect, sort and present data in a digital format. They also explore ways ...

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Exploring data

This is a unit from the Scope and sequence resources from the DT Hub. The topic of data is organised into four key elements. Use this flow of activities to plan and assess students against the relevant achievement standards.

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Digital Technologies Hub

The Digital Technologies Hub is a website that supports Australian primary teachers, secondary teachers, students, school leaders and school communities in engaging with the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. The hub provides scaffolded support for teachers and many of the resources will assist those getting started ...