KS1 Maths Quiz
Year 2 Data Handling - Interpreting Data
Data Handling is all about using data and results.

Year 2 Data Handling - Interpreting Data

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Maths and Numeracy for children aged 6 and 7 in year 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with interpreting and constructing simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables and asking and answering simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity.

Interpreting information for children in Year 2 begins with constructing their own tally charts, bar charts, tables and pictograms to record data. This might involve making a chart or table for the most common eye colour in the class, the most popular pet or the favourite colour. Organising, displaying and interpreting this data is a key skill and may require some practise.

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  1. Question 1

    Zak wants to ask his friends about their favourite TV programmes. How could he organise the information?
    The table could have a space for the child's name, and a list of five or six programmes to choose from
  2. Question 2

    The teacher tallied the quality of homework handed in by her class. How many children handed in 'Good' or 'Excellent' homework?
    Excellent got 6 and Good got 12
  3. Question 3

    What kind of chart might you use to show the different eye colours in the class?
    A pictogram is a clear visual way of presenting information
  4. Question 4

    This pie chart shows the colours of swimming costumes in a class. What is the most popular colour?
    The largest section of the 'pie' is blue, so this is most popular
  5. Question 5

    When we look at tables, graphs and tallying, it is called...
    Data Handling covers all the work in maths about using data and results
  6. Question 6

    How much has been tallied here?
    Each group is a group of 5 when we tally
  7. Question 7

    Sam is struggling to read his bar chart. He has labelled the numbers at the side, but what else should he have done?
    Labelling the information on a graph is really helpful for anyone trying to understand it
  8. Question 8

    Which colour has the highest value in this bar chart?
    The green bar is the tallest so it must have the highest value
  9. Question 9

    Sam measured himself every month for a year and wrote his results in a table.
    What would you expect to see?
    Most children grow at least a few centimetres each year
  10. Question 10

    This graph shows favourite colours in a class. What was the least favourite colour?
    Yellow is the shortest bar and red was the most popular colour

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