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

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Data Handling Lesson Plan

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

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Worksheet 1a

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

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Worksheet 1b

A more challenging set of interpreting data questions

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Worksheet 1c

More challenging again including calculating the mean

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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.