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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.

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

### 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.

1-2 3-4 5-6 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes

Strand: Number

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Area

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Chance

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

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.

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:

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.

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:

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.

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 unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language

Strand: Oral Language

Strand: Oral Language

Strand: Oral Language

Strand: Oral Language

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language

Strand: Oral Language

Strand: Oral Language

Strand: Oral Language

Strand: Oral Language

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language

Strand: Oral Language

Strand: Oral Language

Strand: Oral Language

Strand: Oral Language

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language

Strand: Writing

Strand: Writing

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language

Strand: Writing

Strand: Writing

5-6
Gaeilge

Strand: Teanga Ăł BhĂŠal

Strand unit: Ag cothĂş spĂŠise

Strand: Teanga Ăł BhĂŠal

Strand unit: Ag tuiscint teanga

Strand: TĂŠama

Strand unit: Ag cothĂş spĂŠise

Strand: TĂŠama

Strand unit: Ag ĂşsĂĄid teanga

Strand: LĂŠitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ag cothĂş fonn lĂŠitheoireachta

Strand: LĂŠitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ag cothĂş spĂŠise

Strand: LĂŠitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ag tuiscint teanga

Strand: LĂŠitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ag tuiscint teanga

Strand: LĂŠitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ag ĂşsĂĄid teanga

Strand: ScrĂ­bhneoireacht

Strand unit: Ag cothĂş fonn scrĂ­bhneoireachta

Strand: ScrĂ­bhneoireacht

Strand unit: Ag cothĂş spĂŠise

Strand: ScrĂ­bhneoireacht

Strand unit: Ag ĂşsĂĄid 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
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

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
Special Needs:

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