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Exploring Data with 5th & 6th classes Learning Path

By PDST

This learning path, suitable for 5th & 6th classes, supports the exploration of data through a series of challenges, tasks and activities.
8 resources in this Learning Path

1

Problem Solving Using A Table

http://www.rhlschool.com/math4n1.htm Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Contains a table with data about owners and their pets. Eight basic questions are then posed regarding the reading of the table.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Data

Suggestions for use: Worksheet to test basic maths.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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2

Medal Muddle - Nrich Problem Solving

http://nrich.maths.org/content/99/09/six2/Medal%20Muddle.pdf Added: 09 Oct 2017 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Game / Guide/notes / Reference

A nice problem solving activity where pupils need to order the countries into a table to show the order of winning placement within the tournament. 12 statements given for students to order the teams.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Suggestions for use: Part of maths week, complete the maths week problem with your class and submit a picture of the problem solving journey onto the PDST-Scoilnet Padlet.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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3

Data - CSO Baby Names

http://www.cso.ie/en/interactivezon...ualisationtools/babynamesofireland/ Added: 24 Jan 2018 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference / Tool

An online visualisation tool by CSO which captures real data from Irish citizens.The online tool features relevant data on boys and girls names. Students can use the tool to analyse graphs and to encourage students to discuss the meaning behind graphs over time.

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JC Mathematics
LCA Mathematical Applications
5-6 Mathematics

How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Mathematics

Strand: 5. Statistics and Probability

Strand unit: 3. Statistical Investigations

LCA
Mathematical Applications

Strand: Module 1 - Mathematics for Living

Strand unit: 6. Current Affairs

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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4

Geata Mata

https://maths.ucd.ie/geatamata/index.html Added: 29 Jul 2019 Contributor: Aoife McDonnell Resource type: Lesson Plan

Geata Mata is created and designed by a team in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University College Dublin. Geata Mata contains a free selection of lesson plans and resources for primary school maths classes. Each lesson is comprised of a lesson plan for the teacher (including extra information, timings, etc), exercises for the students, & computational extras.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Operation: Addition

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Area

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Chance

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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5

Information is Beautiful

https://informationisbeautiful.net/ Added: 10 Sep 2018 Contributor: Dave O'Mahony Resource type: Guide/notes / Presentation / Reference

Information is Beautiful is dedicated to helping pupils make clearer, more informed decisions about the world. All of the visualizations are based on facts & data: constantly updated, revised & revisioned.

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5-6 Mathematics
5-6 SESE Geography
5-6 SESE Science

How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

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
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Planet Earth in Space

5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Useful Websites

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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6

Design a Space themed theme park

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/m...unar_Theme_Park_expandedbooklet.pdf Added: 24 Jul 2015 Contributor: Donna McNulty Resource type: Presentation / Project

Use the information to design and graph your very own space themed theme park.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • use data sets to solve problems

Suggestions for use: To represent data on graph paper

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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7

Explorer Lesson Plans from the Irish Marine Institute

http://www.marine.ie/Home/site-area...h/explorer-lesson-plans?language=en Added: 21 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan / Reference

The Irish Marine Institute website includes a wide range of teaching resources and lesson plans for all class levels which cover all areas of the curriculum. The Explorer lesson plans and activities which can be found here aim to integrate marine themes into strands taught in primary schools. The lesson plans are easy to follow, engaging, interesting and ready for use in the classroom.

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in 1-2 3-4 5-6 SESE Science
in 1-2 3-4 5-6 SESE Geography
5-6 SESE History
in 1-2 3-4 5-6 Mathematics
in 1-2 3-4 5-6 English
5-6 Gaeilge
in 1-2 3-4 5-6 Visual Arts

How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Materials and change

Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Materials and change


Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Magnetism & Electricity

Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Magnetism & Electricity


Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plant and animal life


Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Sound


Strand: Energy & Forces


Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Heat


Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Properties and characteristics of materials


Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Materials and change


Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment


Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness


Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Science and the environment

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Living in Local Community

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: The Local Natural Environment


Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Living in Local Community

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: The Local Natural Environment


Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People living & working in Ireland


Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People living and working in the local area

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People living and working in the local area


Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: The Local Natural Environment


Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Rocks & Soils


Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Land, Rivers, Seas of My County


Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Physical Features


Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Planet Earth in Space


Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment


Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Story

Strand unit: Stories from the lives of people in the past


Strand: Continuity & Change Over Time

Strand unit: Food & Farming

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Classifying


Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Comparing


Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Counting


Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Matching


Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Ordering


Strand: Algebra


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 3-D Shapes


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: Spatial Awareness


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity


Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Counting & Numeration


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Comparing & Ordering


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Place Value


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Operations


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions


Strand: Algebra


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: Angles


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: Spatial Awareness


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: Symmetry


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Area


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity


Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Place Value


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Operations


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Decimals


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: Symmetry


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time


Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time


Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data


Strand: Algebra


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Money - Euro

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
English

Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading

Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading

Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading

Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading


Strand: Writing


Strand: Writing

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language


Strand: Writing


Strand: Writing

5-6
Gaeilge

Strand: Teanga ó Bhéal

Strand unit: Ag cothú spéise


Strand: Teanga ó Bhéal

Strand unit: Ag tuiscint teanga


Strand: Téama

Strand unit: Ag cothú spéise


Strand: Téama

Strand unit: Ag úsáid teanga


Strand: Léitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ag cothú fonn léitheoireachta


Strand: Léitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ag cothú spéise


Strand: Léitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ag tuiscint teanga


Strand: Léitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ag tuiscint teanga


Strand: Léitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ag úsáid teanga


Strand: Scríobhneoireacht

Strand unit: Ag cothú fonn scríbhneoireachta


Strand: Scríobhneoireacht

Strand unit: Ag cothú spéise


Strand: Scríobhneoireacht

Strand unit: Ag úsáid teanga

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Print

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Print

Strand unit: Making Prints


Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Creating in Fabric and Fibre


Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Looking and Responding

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions


Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Painting

Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Painting


Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Creating in Fabric and Fibre


Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Drawing

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Drawing

Strand unit: Making Drawings

Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Painting


Strand: Clay

Strand unit: Developing Form in Clay


Strand: Clay

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions


Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Creating in Fabric and Fibre


Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Looking and Responding

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English , Gaeilge
Rights: All rights reserved
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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.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
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
Rights: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons
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