# HD1/E3.4

Organise and represent information in different ways so it makes sense to others. (a) Know how to present data in tables, charts and diagrams (b) Know how to use a simple scale to represent data in a bar chart or pictogram (c) Understand the different elements in charts, e.g. the title, axis, scale, key (d) Label diagrams and charts

## Favourite biscuits - data handling tasks

Submitted by Ruth Read on Mon, 2012-01-23 23:28

#### Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

A Functional Maths and numeracy task sheet written for a mixed group of entry level learners to collect, represent and analyse data on favourite biscuits. The topic is introduced with a news article about Britain’s favourite biscuits. Learners must create a tally chart/frequency table, a pictogram and a bar chart. Pre-drawn grids and squared paper is included.

I used this task with a mixed group of learners with a range of learning difficulties, in an FE college setting.

## Skittles pictogram creator

Submitted by John Thompson B on Mon, 2009-09-28 17:25

#### Resource type: Resource generator

Skittles pictogram creator is a very clever Excel sheet to accompany our ever popular Smarties data handling resource and it a great way of combining numeracy and IT skills(many tutors are now using Skittles as an alternative to Smarties because there is more variation in the numbers/colours of sweets per packet).

## Car park survey pictogram creator

Submitted by John Thompson B on Mon, 2009-09-28 17:25

#### Resource type: Resource generator

Car park survey pictogram creator is a clever Excel sheet for recording the different numbers of coloured cars in a car park.
Two versions are available – v1 has 1 picture representing 1 car, version 2 has one picture representing 5 cars.

## Smarties pictogram creator

Submitted by John Thompson B on Wed, 2009-06-03 17:25

#### Level: E3, L1

A very clever Excel sheet to accompany the ever-popular Smarties data handling resource and a great way of combining numeracy and IT skills.

## Pictogram activities

Submitted by Tony Jenkins on Sun, 2008-04-13 16:53

#### Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

Pictogram activities with clear overview and examples, followed by three tasks including food and car parks. Makes a great introduction to Entry 3 data handling.

## Tally Chart Practice

Submitted by Margaret Lagoyianni on Tue, 2006-10-24 13:04

#### Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A wonderful set of resources that introduces tallies, encourages group discussion of when and how to use them, provides practice with extracting information from and drawing your own tallies. Plus a set of vocationally slanted extension ideas for further practice.

## Where did we go on holiday?

Submitted by Judith White on Fri, 2006-09-22 17:11

#### Resource type: Lesson plan, Teaching idea

A differentiated whole group (E1 – L2) activity that’s ideal for the first class after the summer break.

## Grids for Smartie bar charts and pictograms

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2006-02-05 17:12

#### Level: E2, E3

Grids for Smartie bar charts and pictograms – to accompany Smartie investigation (below). Ideal for Entry 2-3 students that are not confident with a blank sheet of graph paper.

Submitted by Dave Walkden on Thu, 2005-10-20 00:00

#### Resource type: Investigation or project

A seasonal maths investigation that involves a trip to the supermarket, scaling a recipe, rounding, estimating and much more!

## Florence Nightingale introduction to pie charts

Submitted by Sarah Richards on Fri, 2005-06-03 14:02

#### Resource type: Discussion points, Teaching idea

Florence was not just a famous nurse, she was also a very good mathematician. Use this resource to introduce pie charts, promote class discussion and learn some history!

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