## Interpret the graph

Grade | Work Samples |
---|---|

End of Stage 3 (end of Year 6) | |

Grade B | Jessie |

Grade C | Ashley Jamie |

Grade D | Casey Ariel Riley Bailey |

## Foundation Statement strands

*The following strands are covered in this activity:*

## Description of activity

Students are given the results of a school survey and asked to interpret the information and represent it in different ways.

- Students are given the results of a school survey.

- They write the missing features, such as labels, on the graph.

- Students explain the information presented in the graph, including how many students were surveyed.

- They represent the information in different ways.

Adapted from Sullivan, P & Lilburn, P, *Open-ended Maths Activities*, Oxford University Press.

The suggested time allocation for this activity is 45 minutes.

## Suggested materials

Worksheet, rulers, pencils

## Prior learning

Students have had experience reading and interpreting different forms of data representation. They have constructed and labelled a variety of graphs to represent information. Students have discussed how a scale is used and have constructed and answered questions based on the observations and analysis of information provided in graph form.

Board of Studies NSW, *Mathematics K–6 Syllabus,* p 88

Board of Studies NSW, *Mathematics K–6 Sample Units of Work,* p 135

## Outcomes

**Data (DS3.1)**

Displays and interprets data in graphs with scales of many-to-one correspondence

**Applying Strategies (WMS3.2)**

Selects and applies appropriate problem-solving strategies, including technological applications, in undertaking investigations

**Reasoning (WMS3.4)**

Gives a valid reason for supporting one possible solution over another

## Criteria for assessing learning

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

- interpret a graph and provide missing features
- display data in different ways
- explain information presented graphically