Meaningful Data Handling

In this feature for Primary teachers, we offer a range of data handling activities which capitalise on learners' natural curiosity. Some of the tasks below encourage learners to pose their own questions, which they can then investigate for themselves, and our article outlines the four step model we are advocating. We hope you enjoy exploring alongside your learners.

The last day for sending in solutions to our live problems is Monday 15 March. 

P Is for Posing 

Age 5 to 11
In this article for Primary teachers, we suggest a four step data handling model, based on the work of Alan Graham.

Ladybird Count live

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level
Some children were playing a game. Make a graph or picture to show how many ladybirds each child had.

Venn Diagrams live

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level
How will you complete these interactive Venn diagrams?

Carroll Diagrams live

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?

Data Duos live

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level
Can you match the Venn diagram with the Carroll diagram that shows the same information?

Healthy Snack Shop live

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level
What information do you need to know to set up a healthy snack shop for your class?

Real Statistics live

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level
Have a look at this table of how children travel to school. How does it compare with children in your class?

Take Your Dog for a Walk live

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level
Use the interactivity to move Pat. Can you reproduce the graphs and tell their story?