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An introduction to the importance of data organisation and tallying. Following a storm, Robinson Crusoe lands on an island. He wants to keep a record of how long he is on the island. Random recording of the days is not helpful so he starts to organise his data. He groups together neat sets of five marks, by way of tallying.
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First broadcast:
25 May 2007

Classroom Ideas

Can be used a part of a lesson on developing pupils' use of tally charts in collecting data. Pupils could watch the clip as a means of recapping what they have learnt previously. They could then be given an open enquiry and asked to list all of the possible answers before they go either around the room, or a wider part of the school if possible, collecting this data. Upon completion, this could lead to pupils consolidating their findings in graphs, result descriptions and even explanations.