Mathematics / Year 2 / Statistics and Probability / Data representation and interpretation

Curriculum content descriptions

Create displays of data using lists, table and picture graphs and interpret them (ACMSP050)

  • creating picture graphs to represent data using one-to-one correspondence
  • comparing the usefulness of different data displays
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Tables (Data),  Picture graphs,  Lists,  Tallies


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