HD1/L2.2

Collect, organise and represent discrete and continuous data, e.g. tables, diagrams, charts, line graphs.
(a) Understand that continuous data is collected through measurement
(b) Understand that continuous data can only be collected to a certain degree of accuracy
(c) Know how to choose a suitable scale to fit the data
(d) Label charts, graphs, diagrams

This resource uses several tables of data and requires the user to complete calculations based on the data such as mean, median, mode and range as well as percentages and rounding. There is also a task where the learner must create a chart based on a table of data.

Editor’s note
There is something for everyone in this robust resource as it’s split into three sections: weather, Premier League and Glastonbury Festival. With answers and curriculum mapping.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.2
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.1
HD1/L1.1
Averages and range
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Sport
Leisure Travel Tourism

I’ve adapted a resource made by Janet Wilkins on your site in 2008 (see link below under See also), on global best selling singles-making a pie chart. I’ve updated it for the digital age! You’ll see what I mean…..enjoy.

Editor’s note
Ideal for L2 Functional Maths

Level
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.2
Functional Maths - handling information and data
ICT
Charts & graphs
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

A clearly set out investigation into TV film age ratings. This makes an ideal investigation for mixed ability groups as it is cleverly differentiated for E3-L2 (E2 students could also participate with support).
All you need is a recent weekly TV guide.
Covers tallies, dual and single bar charts, pictograms, extracting and comparing information and designing a questionnaire. Fully mapped, and ideal for, Functional Maths.

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.2
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.1
HD1/L1.1
HD1/E3.3
HD1/E3.2
HD1/E3.1
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

A challenging series of tasks based on food nutrition labels. Also covers ordering/comparing decimals, pie charts, extracting information from tables, etc.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.2
AN N2/L1.4
N2/L2.8
N2/L2.9
N2/L2.10
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Health, Social care, Early years

A clear task sheet first used with a L1 AoN students. Make up a questionnaire and then collect and organise your data in a variety of formats.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.2

Temperature and thermometers is a great set of ‘real life’ questions, many based on weather statistics from across the world. Covers reading scales, using two scales to convert between Celsius and Fahrenheit, understanding negative temperatures, finding mean average and range, extracting information from tables and bar charts, and plotting data on line or bar charts. Due to the wide variety of skills covered, this makes an ideal end of year revision exercise- as well as neatly covering the temperature elements of the L1/2 curriculum.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
HD1/L1.3
HD1/L1.4
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L2.4
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.2
HD1/L1.1
HD1/L2.1
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L2.4

A fascinating investigation that shows students how to calculate a body mass index and asks them to investigate the BMI of their choice of celebrities and present the results graphically. Covers formulae, decimals, calculators, converting measures, representing data, averages and range.

Level
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L2.4
HD1/L2.2
MSS1/L2.6
N2/L2.6
N2/L2.10
AN N1/L2.4
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

An interesting way to improve pie chart skills – whether the chart is calculated and drawn ‘by hand’ or in a spreadsheet. With answer sheet and extension ideas.

Level
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.2
ICT
Charts & graphs
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

A twist on our ever-popular original E1-L1 Smarties resource (see below) rewritten for Level 1-2 students. Now with questions on mean, mode, median and pie charts.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
HD1/L1.3
HD1/L1.4
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L2.4
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.2
HD1/L1.1
HD1/L2.1

A card game and a great way to introduce students to official statistics and get them to extract, interpret, and organise data.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
HD1/L1.3
HD1/L1.4
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L2.4
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.2
HD1/L1.1
HD1/L2.1
Context
Health, Social care, Early years