Close message Due to scheduled maintenance on Friday 19th April 2024 between 7:00PM and 9:00PM AEST, the Scootle website may face disruption in service. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Mathematics / Year 2 / Statistics

Curriculum content descriptions

create different graphical representations of data using software where appropriate; compare the different representations, identify and describe common and distinctive features in response to questions (AC9M2ST02)

Elaborations
  • collecting data from a limited list of choices, creating \(2\) different graphical representations of the data, discussing and comparing the different representations; for example, asking the class to choose their favourite colour from a given set, then co-creating a picture graph with colours on the horizontal axis and comparing to a column graph with colours on the horizontal axis and numbers on the vertical axis
  • creating different data displays; for example, lists, tally charts, jointly created column graphs and picture graphs to represent a data set; describing the information that each display represents and discussing how easy or hard they are to interpret and why
  • using digital tools to create picture graphs to represent data using one-to-one correspondence, deciding on an appropriate title for the graph and considering whether the categories of data are appropriate for the context
  • comparing picture graphs with one-to-one column graphs of the same data, interpreting the data in each and saying how they are the same and how they are different; for example, collecting data on the country of birth of each student and creating different pictographs to represent classroom data
  • using dot plots, sticker charts, picture graphs, bar charts and column graphs to represent data
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Graphs (Data representation)

Online

reSolve: What a Load of Rubbish

In this series of three lessons, students conduct an audit of the rubbish they find in their playground. They use a range of categories to sort, display and interpret the data and make simple inferences. They then reclassify the rubbish collected as to whether it can be recycled, composted or if it needs to go into the ...

Video

MathXplosion, Ep 20: Crack an ancient Roman code

Decrypt the ancient cipher box used by Julius Caesar over 2,000 years ago! By shifting the alphabet or replacing one letter for another further down the alphabetical sequence, you can crack a coded message. The secret to a cipher is one special piece of shared information, known as a key. This shared key is required for ...

Video

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.

Online

Acquire, record and represent data: Year 2 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 2 is for the topic of Acquire, record and represent data. Students review, consolidate and extend upon existing data understandings and skills. They collect data through surveys, observations and experiments. They explore and create different graphical representations of the data acquired. ...

Downloadable

Favourites

Students collect simple data from questions asked and display simple data in a picture graph or column graph.

Video

Clean-up time

This stop motion animation teaches sorting and graphing skills while cleaning up a messy room. Objects are sorted by color, type, and shape. The results are then grouped to find out which toys they have the most, least, and an equal number of.

Online

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.

Video

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.

Downloadable

Today’s traffic tale

Students collect simple data from opportunities to observe events and display it in a picture graph.

Online

Paying It Forward Years F-2

This resource is a cross-curricular unit about choice, values and saving or spending money based on needs and wants. The unit develops understanding of Australian money including notes and coins, recognising that money can be saved to meet needs and wants, and how money is exchanged in return for goods and services. The ...

Interactive

Number trains

Arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. The numbers are represented in a range of formats such as words, numerals, dice dots or counting frames. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. Begin with numbers up to ten. Move on to work with larger numbers such as 40 and 50. Practise ...

Interactive

Wishball challenge: tens

Challenge your understanding of place value in whole numbers up to 99. Receive a starting number, such as 86, and work towards turning it into a target number, such as 18, within 20 turns. Spin a random digit, choose its decimal place value and use the given operation (either addition or subtraction) on your starting number. ...

Interactive

Sites2See – number for primary

Selected links to a range of interactive online resources for the study of number in Foundation to Year 6 Mathematics.

Online

reSolve: Place Value Cards

This sequence of two lessons explores the multiplicative place value properties of numbers. Students learn to represent numbers up to 1000 as multiples of 100s, 10s and 1s. Students skip count according to random arrangements of place value cards and explore whether the order of the cards affects the totals. They then use ...

Online

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 ...

Interactive

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, ...

Interactive

Wishball challenge: hundreds

Challenge your understanding of place value in whole numbers up to 999. Receive a starting number, such as 328, and work towards turning it into a target number, such as 177, within 20 turns. Spin a random digit, choose its decimal place value and use the given operation (either addition or subtraction) on your starting ...

Interactive

Fraction basics - Easy & Effective Fractions Tutor - iTunes app

Learn about the core concepts of fractions through 12 animated clips. View the clips on the topic that you want to learn about. These clips will help build a string foundation in fractions. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

Video

Count Us In, Ep 9: 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?

Interactive

Hundreds, tens and units

This is an interactive resource that represents numbers visually as groups of hundreds, tens and units. It can be used to count numbers by partitioning them based on place value, or to represent numbers by building them from grids of hundreds, tens and units. The numerals matching the visual representations can be visible ...