Favourite biscuits - data handling tasks
Submitted by Ruth Read on 23 January 2012.
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. They were able to extend the task by surveying other learners in the canteen at break time. We also discussed differences with the top ten in the article, looking at how the survey sample might have been different in terms of age, etc. and what impact that might have.
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