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Handling Data: Collecting and recording data

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Collecting and recording data lesson plan

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KS3 Bitesize


  • Pupils collect discrete data and record them using a frequency table. They group data where appropriate in equal class intervals, represent collected data in frequency diagrams
  • Pupils record continuous data

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National Curriculum

  • AT4 level 4, (level 6 continuous data)


Teaching activities

Mental Starter

  • Basic addition of groups of numbers, then subtractions. This will help the students to work out if they have included all of the people in the list


  1. The teacher will need to explain how to read tallies. This may be done in the mental starter
  2. There will also need to be an explanation of the meaning of the boundaries in the second question.
  3. Pupils can complete the sheet
  4. The teacher should mark their work before they progress to drawing the frequency diagrams
  5. The teacher needs to ensure that there is a scale on the x and y axis of the frequency diagram


  • Discuss the meaning of the scale on the x axis of the frequency diagrams

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