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

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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


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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.