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Year 4 Block C – Handling data and measures

The focuses of mathematics learning within this block are:

  • Readings from scales
  • Comparing impact of different scales
  • Constructing tables, diagrams, tally charts, pictograms and bar charts
  • Collection, organising, presenting and interpreting data to answer related questions
  • Identifying further questions
  • Explaining reasoning using text, diagrams and graphs
  • Using standard metric units to estimate, measure and record measurements
  • Using ICT
The objectives for the block are listed in the table – the right hand column indicates how the objectives might be addressed in the units
Objectives Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3
Suggest a line of enquiry and the strategy needed to follow it; collect, organise and interpret selected information to find answers tick tick tick
Answer a question by identifying what data to collect; organise, present, analyse and interpret the data in tables, diagrams, tally charts, pictograms and bar charts, using ICT where appropriate tick tick tick
Report solutions to puzzles and problems, giving explanations and reasoning orally and in writing, using diagrams and symbols tick tick tick
Choose and use standard metric units and their abbreviations when estimating, measuring and recording length, weight and capacity; know the meaning of 'kilo', 'centi' and 'milli' and, where appropriate, use decimal notation to record measurements (e.g. 1.3 m or 0.6 kg) tick tick tick
Interpret intervals and divisions on partially numbered scales and record readings accurately, where appropriate to the nearest tenth of a unit tick tick tick
Compare the impact of representations where scales have intervals of differing step size   tick tick