Achievement Objectives

S1-1: Conduct investigations using the statistical enquiry cycle: posing and answering questions; gathering, sorting and counting, and displaying category data; discussing the results.

Student Activity

Kelly likes looking for insects in the garden.

These are all the insects that she saw one afternoon.

Can you help her display them so that she can tell her friends what she saw in the garden?

Specific Learning Outcomes

Sort objects into categories and display the results

Count the objects in a category

Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (draw, use equipment)

Description of Mathematics

This problem involves sorting objects into categories and then counting them. This experience is the foundation for displaying data in pictograms.

Required Resource Materials

Pictures of insects

Activity

Kelly likes looking for insects in the garden. These are all the insects that she saw one afternoon. Can you help her display them so that she can tell her friends what she saw in the garden?

- Talk about the types of insects that you might see if you looked in the garden. As the students name the insects in this problem display them on the board.
- Read the problem for the students to work on.
- Brainstorm for ideas about how to solve the problem.
- As they work they may choose to cut out the objects to form groups or they may redraw them.
*How are you sorting the insects?*

How many different insects are there?

What can you tell me about the insects in the garden? - Share displays.

Make a picture graph of the insects.

There are many ways of displaying the insects to answer the question. To develop the skills required for graphing you may decide to encourage the students to cut out the insects and put them into rows or columns for comparison.

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