Statistics: Shoes

Australian curriculum number (ACMNA005; ACMSP011 )

Students sort, classify and represent data on the shoes they wear to school. They make observations and simple inferences based on the data. This task has been written as an introduction to statistics and so students do not need to have prior experience in data collection and reading data. Students should be able to count with one-to-one correspondence to at least 20.

Lesson 1: Shoes

This task gathers and represents the data on the shoes that students wear to school. The class works together to sort their shoes into different categories of their choosing. They then organise and represent this using a picture graph. Students then use the data in the graph to answer questions and make simple inferences.