Over the past few weeks in maths we have been looking at data. Data includes generating a question, collecting answers to the question, representing this in a table and then making graphs from the information.
First we thought of questions we wanted to ask the class. We then chose one and surveyed our class mates. Some of the questions were:
“Who is your favourite author?”
“If our school had a sports team, what should it be called?”
“What is your favourite Fast Food restaurant?”
“What’s your favourite animal?”
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
“What is your favourite movie series?”
“What is your favourite game?”
“Who is your favourite song artist?”
Next we put our information into a table and found the totals for each answer. We then represented our data using a column or bar graph. We created graphs both digitally and manually.
Miss Murray then showed us a cool way to make a pie graph with our data. First we had to use unifix blocks to make our column or bar graph. We then connected them all together with an extra white unifix block on top. Next, we got a strip of paper and lay it next to our colourful tower. We marked each colour and coloured it on our strip of paper. We then connected it in a circle to use as a template for our pie graphs.
Here is the process…