Lesson 1: Zoo data

Pupils are introduced to the term ‘data’ and explore representing the number of animals spotted at the zoo in different ways

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To represent data in different ways

National curriculum

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: May benefit from working as part of a pair to share ideas with and get reassurance. They may need reminding that there is no right or wrong way to show the information.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be encouraged to explore a variety of different ways, including incorporating numerals.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

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