Year 2: Statistics
This list consists of visual resources, activities and games designed to support the new curriculum programme of study in Year Two. Containing tips on using the resources and suggestions for further use, it covers:
Interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables, ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity, ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data.
Visit the primary mathematics webpage to access all lists.
Links and Resources
Children make their own block graphs by colouring squares and these are used for recording in different situations. There is no numbering on the vertical axis but some children may be able to cope with this. Part B provides activities in which children interpret graphs made by others.
This treasure chest of activities provides 40 activity sheets on collecting, representing and interpreting data. The resources include work on block graphs, Carroll diagrams, pictograms, frequency tables and mapping diagrams including favourite pets, colours, fruit and drinks.
Book 1 is aimed at Key Stage One and contains some nice activities which are set in situations that children will be familiar with. In the first activities, children cut and sort pictures into groups. The activities on page 20 of the pdf practise making a simple tally chart and frequency table. In the presenting data section on page 33, they create pictograms and block graphs.
This video provides some ideas for using ICT in data handling. It is suitable for teachers who would like more confidence in using data loggers to teach data handling. An experienced teacher gains confidence in using ICT to collect and present data in the classroom. The video highlights the many links between mathematics and other subjects and how data handling could be incorporated in these lessons.