Written for support staff, this book offers tested numeracy strategies for working with students and provides tools for expanding a staff member’s own subject knowledge.

Data Handling

Data handling

This chapter will help you to:

  • consolidate your knowledge of a variety of forms of data handling
  • utilise the whole data cycle
  • recognise and address some common difficulties children encounter in data handling

Data handling in the National Curriculum and NNS includes several different areas: sorting and matching; collecting, processing and interpreting data; statistics and probability. Although data handling as a separate attainment target (Ma4) begins at Key Stage 2, it exists in Key Stage 1 hidden at the end of Number (Ma2) and integrated into the Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage (CGFS). Many children will have experienced the basis of data handling, sorting and matching, at home in everyday activities such as matching socks and setting the table and in games such as pairs. ...

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