The students in 1/2 UR have been learning about to represent data in Mathematics. They have worked very hard to develop questions, gather data, create graphs and analyse their graphs. Students created some questions to ask members of the class. Some of the questions asked were, what is your favourite ice-cream flavour? What is your favourite animal? And what is your favourite song? Children then made predictions, recorded responses and any observations, tallied and counted up the responses for each question. They then created bar graphs or pictographs to represent their outcomes. Many found this task a challenge as they had to count carefully, however it was exciting to see the results.
When all responses were tallied and the children then created their own graphs, they added pictures, colours, and numbers and organised all the data. Everyone had their unique graph to share with the class. Students were thrilled to explain what they had found and many had discovered their predictions were either correct or differed from the outcomes. Students shared their graphs and results with each other and celebrated their achievements.
Nicolai: “My graph was about favourite game cards. I found that the most popular type of card was Pokémon cards in the class.”
Dimitri: “My pictograph was about favourite sharks and the winner was the great white shark according to my graph and research!”
Valentina: “I asked students about their favourite pet. I made a bar graph”
Dhieu: “My graph asked about ice- cream flavour. 5 people liked vanilla flavour.”