Learning how to represent numerical information is a key part of the year four maths curriculum. This lesson in data provides guided instruction designed by our team of curriculum experts and teachers to present this concept in an engaging way. Not only that, but helpful exercises help kids to see the practical applicaton of these skills in the real world.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities
Bar Graphing with Eggs
The hens are laying eggs faster than Farmer Brown can catch them! Kids help the farmer collect eggs by catching them in this fast-paced drop game. Next, kids must sort the eggs into categories then make bar graphs to represent them. These three different steps help kids learn to collect, sort, and present this "egg-cellent" data in a game they'll want to play time and time again.
Collecting and Organizing Data 1
Students will learn how to collect and organise data thanks to this interesting exercise from Education.com.
Probability and Statistics 1
This engaging exercise will introduce students to probability and statistics in a way that excites them to continue learning.
Picture Graphing with Fish
It's raining...fish! Kids use a pelican to catch as many fish as possible in this fast-moving data and graphing game. Once players collect fish, they must sort and graph their haul—practising important categorizing and bar graph skills. Catching the dropping fish helps kids hone important hand-eye coordination, and adds a whole lot of fun to the follow-up sorting and graphing.
Scaled Picture Graphs
In this exercise, students will practise interpreting scaled picture graphs.
Scaled Bar Graphs
This exercise will clarify just how scaled bar graphs represent data found in maths problems.
Measurement and Graphing 1
This exercise will introduce students to the concept of taking measurements and graphing the data.
Zap and Kreb: Graphing Word Problems
Zap and Kreb are collecting data about Earthlings, and they need to organise it for General Trog. In this silly maths story, kids are swept up in this zany quest as two goofy aliens observe and record their findings on Earth. Readers must stop and choose graphs that match Zap and Kreb's findings, combining data questions with an engaging story—the perfect learning combination.
Word Problems and Graphing
Students will be able to translate word problems into various types of graphs after completing this exercise.

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