Data Dash

Collecting data

Age: 7-9 years

Type: Data

Curriculum Links to: PE, Maths, Digital Literacy

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RESOURCE OVERVIEW:

In this lesson pupils answer questions about countries’ performance in a multi-sports competition by selecting and using data attributes and values. Pupils then plan how to answer the question ‘Are we as fast as a professional athlete?’ by identifying the data they will need to collect.

PUPIL OBJECTIVES:

  • I know a data attribute is a feature or property of something
  • I know a data value is the value collected for a data attribute
  • I can select and use data attributes and values to work out answers to questions
  • I can identify which data attributes are required to answer a question

TEACHING ASSESSMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Informal teacher assessment of progress during the lesson. Key pupils’ knowledge and skills to identify include:
  • Do pupils know what the terms data attribute and data value mean?
  • Can pupils identify data attributes and data values from a table?
  • Can pupils suggest data attributes for a given object?
  • Can pupils identify the data attributes required to answer a question?
  • Formal assessment of the recording table pupils construct.

LESSON TIMING: 3 x 60 min

This lesson in your curriculum

Data Dash – Collecting data - Lesson 1

Computing

  • Data-related themes are outlined in the Purpose and Aims of the Computing Programme of Study as well as mentioned in the Attainment Targets.
  • The Purpose of Study highlights that computing is about data when it uses the term information as it states: ‘The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation.’
  • Similarly, in the Aims, the importance of data is highlighted in the requirement that: ‘All pupils: can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation'

Data is then specifically mentioned in the attainment target:

  • KS2: select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.

Maths

  • Year 3: interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables solve one-step and two-step questions [for example, ‘How many more?’ and ‘How many fewer?’].
  • Year 3: using information presented in scaled bar charts and pictograms and tables.
  • Year 4: solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs.
  • Year 5: complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables.


Data Dash – Calculating Speed - Lesson 2

Computing

  • KS2: Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.

Maths

  • Year 3: interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables solve one-step and two-step questions (for example, ‘How many more?’ and ‘How many fewer?’).
  • Year 3: using the information presented in scaled bar charts and pictograms and tables.
  • Year 4: solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs.
  • Year 5: complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetable.



Data Dash – Converting to mph - Lesson 3

Computing

  • KS2: select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.

Maths

  • Year 3: interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables solve one-step and two-step questions [for example, ‘How many more?’ and ‘How many fewer?’].
  • Year 3: using the information presented in scaled bar charts and pictograms and tables.
  • Year 4: solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs.
  • Year 5: complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables.