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Data                                        Year    1     2     3     4     5    6 

Year 1 - Choose simple questions and gather responses. Represent data with objects and drawings where one object or drawing represents one data value. Describe the displays.        <back to top>

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Molly count and organise the animals on the island. 

Animal Island Data - BBC

Help Molly count and organise the animals on the island. Three levels.

Year 2 - Identify a question of interest based on one categorical variable. Gather data relevant to the question. Collect, check and classify data. Create displays of data using lists, table and picture graphs and interpret them. <back to top>

Alien Snail Racing

Who's the fastest alien snail? The results are different every time and are graphed. Can you see how long each snail took to finish the race?

Disguise Combinations

Drag the wigs and beards onto Matt to make a disguise. Can you describe all of the possible combinations?


Catch the fish then use the pictogram to count how many of each fish you caught.

Fruit Fall

Catch the fruit to make the pictogram and answer the questions to see how many items you collected.

Send in the Trolls

Help classify the Trolls so we can decide who goes to the beauty competition!

Year 3 - Identify questions or issues for categorical variables. Identify data sources and plan methods of data collection and recording. Collect data, organise into categories and create displays using lists, tables, picture graphs and simple column graphs, with and without the use of digital technologies Interpret and compare data displays. <back to top>

Bar Graph Maker

A bar graph maker for data you have collected or just for playing around with to see how they work.

Bugs in the System!

Grab the bugs and throw them onto the graph to help clean up the computer system.

Collecting and Recording Data - BBC

A great explanation of how to gather data.

Data Picking

Class 8H pose for a photo. Click on each student to collect data to produce a frequency table.Three levels.

Interpreting Data - BBC

Use your data collection skills by clicking on each child to find out their favourite hobby.

Mode, Median and Mean

Line up the buildings from shortest to tallest and drag the median sign over the building with the median height.

Year 4 - Select and trial methods for data collection, including survey questions and recording sheets. Construct suitable data displays, with and without the use of digital technologies, from given or collected data. Include tables, column graphs and picture graphs where one picture can represent many data values. Evaluate the effectiveness of different displays in illustrating data features including variability. <back to top>

Chance and Data

Work through data display, graph construction and interpretation and chance questions. All with pictograms!

Frequency Diagrams - BBC

Help Dick and Dom help cure the plague (yuck!). Work through 5 games and practice your data collection skills.

Representing Data - BBC

A great explanation of the different ways we can display data and how to do it. Including pie charts.

The Data Bank

Help the Jelly Fish Fruit Snack Factory see which flavours are the most popular with customers. Collect and order data by tallying and make a bar graph.

Year 5 - Pose questions and collect categorical or numerical data by observation or survey. Construct displays, including column graphs, dot plots and tables, appropriate or data type, with and without the use of digital technologies. Describe and interpret different data sets in context. <back to top>

Measures of Average

A great explanation of how to calculate mean, median and mode.

Mode, Median and Mean - BBC

Use the BAMZOOKi Zooks to play these five median, mean and range games.

Train Race

Can you compare your mean, median and range? Help Hypatia and Pythagorus make their connecting trains. Three levels.

Year 6 - Interpret and compare a range of data displays, including side-by-side column graphs for two categorical variables. Interpret secondary data presented in digital media and elsewhere. <back to top>

Pie Chart Creator

Create your own pie chart using your own data!

Representing Data - BBC

A great explanation of the different ways we can display data and how to do it. Including pie charts.

Theme Park Favourites

Can you compare and interpret the various types of graphs produced about the Theme Park? Loads of levels.

Virtual Coin Toss

This coin toss machine generates percentages according to how many coins you toss.

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