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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.
6 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.

3-4 Mathematics

#### 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
Special Needs:

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.

5-6 Mathematics

#### 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
Special Needs:

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.

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
Special Needs:

4

### 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.

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
Special Needs:

5

### 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.

5-6 Mathematics

#### 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
Special Needs:

6

### 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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