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# Exploring Data with Infant classes Learning Path

By PDST

This learning path, suitable for infants, provides opportunities for learners to explore data in the world around them.
8 resources in this Learning Path

1

### I Like Trucks

https://nzmaths.co.nz/resource/i-trucks Added: 04 Jul 2018 Contributor: Shauna Brennan Resource type: Lesson Plan

In this unit we explore ways to collect, analyse and report information about our favourites.

in Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

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Mathematics

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• represent and interpret a set of simple mathematical data using real objects, models and pictures
• represent and interpret data in two rows or columns using real objects, models and pictures

Suggestions for use: Ideas for lessons

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

2

### Free Online Pictograph

http://www.primaryschoolict.com/pictograph/ Added: 11 Aug 2015 Contributor: Audrey Ginty Resource type: Tool

A simple pictograph creator.

in Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• represent and interpret a set of simple mathematical data using real objects, models and pictures
• represent and interpret data in two rows or columns using real objects, models and pictures
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

3

### Three Block Towers - Teacher Guide to Activity

https://nrich.maths.org/137 Added: 06 Oct 2017 Contributor: PDST Resource type:

Nrich problem solving activity. Link explains the activity, provides worksheets for 3 blocks and 4 blocks challenge and a poster for the problem solving challenge.

in Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

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Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Classifying

Suggestions for use: Problem for Maths Week. Take pictures of the problem solving process and submit the PDST - Scoilnet Padlet.

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Comparing & Ordering

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• use the language of ordinal number: first, last
• use the language of ordinal number: first, second, third, last

Strand: Algebra

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

4

### Sorting Stars Worksheet

Worksheet activity where pupils need to sort the stars based on their size and then their colour from big to small and red to blue. Worksheets are in PowerPoint format and should be printed in colour.

in Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

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Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Classifying

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• classify objects on the basis of one attribute, such as colour, shape, texture or size
• identify the complement of a set (i.e. elements not in a set)

Suggestions for use: Teacher need to print worksheets in colour prior to class and cut the stars out. Laminate for future use.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Special Needs:

5

### Sorting Activities - PDST Demonstration (Video)

https://vimeopro.com/user8605896/pdst-numeracy-primary/video/52573554 Added: 07 Oct 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video

Videos showing good practice in numeracy in Irish primary schools by PDST Numeracy. The video looks at activities in sorting using Ready, Set, Go - Maths programme.

in 1-2 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

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1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Ordering

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• order sets without counting

Suggestions for use: Teachers can use the video as a reference to carrying out activities on ordering.

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Comparing & Ordering

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• order sets of objects by number

Suggestions for use: Teachers can use the video as a reference to carrying out activities on ordering.

Asset type: Video
Language: English
Special Needs:

6

### Skittles - Colour Experiment

http://www.science-sparks.com/skittles-experiment/ Added: 05 Jul 2018 Contributor: Doireann deBhailfe Resource type: Experiment / Guide/notes / Project / Reference

Looking at colour in skittles

in Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Classifying

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• classify objects on the basis of one attribute, such as colour, shape, texture or size
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

7

### Maths 4 all video resources

https://maths4all.ie/videos/ Added: 26 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Audio / Video

These videos were created in order to support teachers in reflecting on their practice in mathematics. They represent an invitation in real classrooms, allowing teachers to focus on children's thinking and consider alternative teaching strategies. They are created to prompt reflective discussion and deepen our understanding of how we can use rich mathematical tasks to support children's mathematical development

in 1-2 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Classifying

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• classify objects on the basis of one attribute, such as colour, shape, texture or size
• identify the complement of a set (i.e. elements not in a set)

Suggestions for use: You could discuss what the children are doing in the video or try the activity at home or in school.

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• match sets, equal and unequal
• represent and interpret a set of simple mathematical data using real objects, models and pictures
• represent and interpret data in two rows or columns using real objects, models and pictures
• sort and classify sets of objects by one and two criteria
• sort and classify sets of objects by one criterion

Suggestions for use: You could discuss what the children are doing in the video or try the activity at home or in school.

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Comparing & Ordering

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• compare equivalent and non-equivalent sets 0-10 by matching
• compare equivalent and non-equivalent sets 1-5 by matching without using symbols

Suggestions for use: You could discuss what the children are doing in the video or try the activity at home or in school.

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• estimate, compare, measure and record capacity using non-standard units
• estimate, compare, measure and record the capacity of a wide variety of containers using non-standard units

Suggestions for use: You could discuss what the children are doing in the video or try the activity at home or in school.

Strand: Algebra

Suggestions for use: You could discuss what the children are doing in the video or try the activity at home or in school.

Strand: Algebra

Suggestions for use: You could discuss what the children are doing in the video or try the activity at home or in school.

Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights Url: https://maths4all.ie/
Special Needs:

8

### PDST Data & Chance Handbook for Primary Schools

https://www.pdst.ie/sites/default/files/PDST%20Data%20Manual.pdf Added: 31 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Guide/notes

The following teacher handbook is intended to complement and support the implementation of the Primary School Mathematics Curriculum (PSMC). By providing additional guidance in the teaching and learning of mathematics, the publications attempt to illuminate an instructional framework for enhancing mathematical thinking. This instructional framework advocates methods of eliciting, supporting and extending higher-order mathematics skills such as reasoning; communicating and expressing; integrating and connecting; and applying and problem solving.

in 1-2 3-4 5-6 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

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1-2
3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Data

Suggestions for use: The following teacher handbook is intended to complement and support the implementation of the Primary School Mathematics Curriculum (PSMC). By providing additional guidance in the teaching and learning of mathematics, the publications attempt to illuminate an instructional framework for enhancing mathematical thinking. This instructional framework advocates methods of eliciting, supporting and extending higher-order mathematics skills such as reasoning; communicating and expressing; integrating and connecting; and applying and problem solving.

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• represent and interpret data in two, three or four rows or columns using real objects, models and pictures
• represent, read and interpret simple block graphs
• represent, read and interpret simple tables and charts (pictograms)
• sort and classify objects by two and three criteria
• sort and classify objects by two and three criteria

Suggestions for use: The following teacher handbook is intended to complement and support the implementation of the Primary School Mathematics Curriculum (PSMC). By providing additional guidance in the teaching and learning of mathematics, the publications attempt to illuminate an instructional framework for enhancing mathematical thinking. This instructional framework advocates methods of eliciting, supporting and extending higher-order mathematics skills such as reasoning; communicating and expressing; integrating and connecting; and applying and problem solving.

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• collect, organise and represent data using pictograms, block graphs and bar charts
• collect, organise and represent data using pictograms, block graphs, bar charts and bar-line graphs incorporating the scales 1:2, 1:5, 1:10, and 1:100
• read and interpret bar-line graphs and simple pie charts
• read and interpret tables, pictograms, block graphs and bar charts
• use data sets to solve and complete practical tasks and problems

Suggestions for use: The following teacher handbook is intended to complement and support the implementation of the Primary School Mathematics Curriculum (PSMC). By providing additional guidance in the teaching and learning of mathematics, the publications attempt to illuminate an instructional framework for enhancing mathematical thinking. This instructional framework advocates methods of eliciting, supporting and extending higher-order mathematics skills such as reasoning; communicating and expressing; integrating and connecting; and applying and problem solving.

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Chance

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• identify and record outcomes of simple random processes
• order events in terms of likelihood of occurrence
• use vocabulary of uncertainty and chance: chance, likely, unlikely, never, definitely
• use vocabulary of uncertainty and chance: possible, impossible, might, certain, not sure

Suggestions for use: The following teacher handbook is intended to complement and support the implementation of the Primary School Mathematics Curriculum (PSMC). By providing additional guidance in the teaching and learning of mathematics, the publications attempt to illuminate an instructional framework for enhancing mathematical thinking. This instructional framework advocates methods of eliciting, supporting and extending higher-order mathematics skills such as reasoning; communicating and expressing; integrating and connecting; and applying and problem solving.

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Chance

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• construct and use frequency charts and tables
• estimate the likelihood of occurrence of events; order on a scale from 0 to 100%, 0 to 1
• estimate the likelihood of occurrence of events
• identify and list all possible outcomes of simple random processes

Suggestions for use: The following teacher handbook is intended to complement and support the implementation of the Primary School Mathematics Curriculum (PSMC). By providing additional guidance in the teaching and learning of mathematics, the publications attempt to illuminate an instructional framework for enhancing mathematical thinking. This instructional framework advocates methods of eliciting, supporting and extending higher-order mathematics skills such as reasoning; communicating and expressing; integrating and connecting; and applying and problem solving.

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• collect, organise and represent data using pictograms, single and multiple bar charts and simple pie charts
• collect, organise and represent data using pie charts and trend graphs
• compile and use simple data sets
• explore and calculate averages of simple data sets
• read and interpret pictograms, single and multiple bar charts, and pie charts
• read and interpret trend graphs and pie charts
• use data sets to solve problems
• use data sets to solve problems

Suggestions for use: The following teacher handbook is intended to complement and support the implementation of the Primary School Mathematics Curriculum (PSMC). By providing additional guidance in the teaching and learning of mathematics, the publications attempt to illuminate an instructional framework for enhancing mathematical thinking. This instructional framework advocates methods of eliciting, supporting and extending higher-order mathematics skills such as reasoning; communicating and expressing; integrating and connecting; and applying and problem solving.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

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