We then talked about ways we can gather data and we found the best way was to ask questions to find an answer. After this discussion we got down to the fun stuff...analysing data from an m&m packet. The children had to first estimate how many m&m' s were in the packet and then they used tally marks to represent the colours of each of the m&m's. The children then had to represent their tallies in a bar graph and give it a title, labels on the side and bottom and then analyse their data by answering questions.
The children loved this activity and found it extra delicious! Here are some photos of their findings.
The children have also looked at random data and how they can analyse it in a picture graph. The children were asked to roll a dice with different coloured cars on it. The aim of the game was to see which coloured car would win the race to the end. It was interesting for us to find that no one's picture graph was the same! Here are some pictures of us playing our data race game :)
We have loved learning about Data!