Data handling is a major part of KS2 Maths. In Years Three and Four children will be taught how to go about collecting and recording data with a tally or a survey. Presenting and interpreting this data in a variety of graphs, charts and diagrams is the next step to understanding data handling.
Collecting data and recording it in diagrams, graphs tables and charts helps us to organise and understand the data we have collected. We call this interpreting data. Knowing which data to record in which diagrams or charts is important in order for your audience to understand your findings. A survey on vehicles might use a pictogram showing cars and lorries for example, or a survey on favourite colours might display its findings in a coloured pie chart.
Do you know how to go about collecting, recording and interpreting data? Find out how good you are at handling data in this quiz aimed at 7-9 year olds.