Poo Patrol Part 5 - Maths: Data Handling

Using an imagined data set this lesson prepares children to study their own data set once they have participated in a poo patrol project. Can be used as a standalone data handling lesson.

Years: 5, 6

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 3

Subject: Maths

Resource Overview

Data handling is so much more engaging when the data is a bit out of the ordinary and this certainly fits that criteria!

Resource Assets


Data Handling Lesson Plan

Originally designed for Bristol, this lesson plan can be easily adapted to any locality


Worksheet 1a

A selection of interpreting data questions including calculating the range of a set of data


Worksheet 1b

A more challenging set of interpreting data questions


Worksheet 1c

More challenging again including calculating the mean


Sample Data

An imagined data set displayed as a pictogram, pie chart and bar graph

Curriculum Objectives

  • Year 5 (Age 9-10)
    • Complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables.
  • Year 6 (Age 10-11)
    • Calculate and interpret the mean as an average.
    • Interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems.