Data Handling
Data Handling is all about using data and results.

Data Handling

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Interpreting information for children 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 color in the class, the most popular pet or the favorite color. Organising, displaying and interpreting this data is a key skill and may require some practice.

How well do you know how to read data?

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1.
Sam is struggling to read his bar chart. He has labeled the numbers at the side, but what else should he have done?
Label each bar along the bottom
Colored them in neatly
Made all the bars bigger to see them clearly
Turned the graph upside down
Labeling the information on a graph is really helpful for anyone trying to understand it
2.
The teacher tallied the quality of homework handed in by her class. How many children handed in 'Good' or 'Excellent' homework?
18
25
22
12
Excellent got 6 and Good got 12
3.
What kind of chart might you use to show the different eye colors in the class?
A pictogram - one pair of eyes for each child
A line graph
A chart
Tallying
A pictogram is a clear visual way of presenting information
4.
Sam measured himself every month for a year and wrote his results in a table.
What would you expect to see?
Sam's start height was more than his height at the end of the year
Sam stayed the same height all year
Sam's height changed by over 2m
Sam's start height was shorter than his height a year later
Most children grow at least a few centimeters each year
5.
When we look at tables, graphs and tallying, it is called...
Data Maths
Data Grouping
Data Drawing
Data Handling
Data Handling covers all the work in math about using data and results
6.
Which color has the highest value in this bar chart?
Red
Purple
Green
Yellow
The green bar is the tallest so it must have the highest value
7.
How much has been tallied here?
18
22
27
20
Each group is a group of 5 when we tally
8.
This graph shows favorite colors in a class. What was the least favorite color?
Yellow
Blue
Orange
Red
Yellow is the shortest bar and red was the most popular color
9.
This pie chart shows the colors of swimming costumes in a class. What is the most popular color?
Red
Green
Blue
Purple
The largest section of the 'pie' is blue, so this is most popular
10.
Zak wants to ask his friends about their favorite TV programs. How could he organize the information?
He could send them all a letter
He should just try to remember everyone's answers
He could write a story about it
In a table so he can tally
The table could have a space for the child's name, and a list of five or six programs to choose from
Author:  Angela Smith

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