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Read and Understand Mathematical Termonology


Last week, you looked at interpreting and constructing pictograms, so should already have an awareness of collecting data and presenting it in a certain way. This week, you are going to do the same, but with bar charts.


Task: Look at the following ‘STAR words’.


STAR words:

Discrete data, continuous data, bar chart, tally, frequency table, axis, horizontal, vertical, compare


Your task is to:

1. Read the word aloud 4 times (in different voices)

2. Find out what the word means

3. Draw/write an example of each word


Challenge: Within bar charts, will you collect discrete or continuous data?

Can you give an example of what data you may want to collect?