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Year 6 Block C – Handling data and measures

The focuses of mathematics learning within this block are:

  • Language of probability
  • Finding outcomes from data
  • Constructing frequency tables, bar charts for grouped discrete data and line graphs
  • Interpreting pie charts
  • Finding the mode, range, median and mean
  • Collecting, processing presenting and interpreting data to solve problems
  • Describing and interpreting results and solutions
  • Identifying further questions
  • Estimating and measuring to required degree of accuracy
  • Metric units, conversions
  • Comparing readings from scales
  • 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, plan and develop lines of enquiry; collect, organise and represent information, interpret results and review methods; identify and answer related questions tick    
Solve problems by collecting, selecting, processing, presenting and interpreting data, using ICT where appropriate; draw conclusions and identify further questions to ask (end of year objective) tick tick tick
Construct and interpret frequency tables, bar charts with grouped discrete data, and line graphs; interpret pie charts tick tick tick
Describe and interpret results and solutions to problems using the mode, range, median and mean tick tick tick
Describe and predict outcomes from data using the language of chance or likelihood   tick tick
Select and use standard metric units of measure and convert between units using decimals to two places (e.g. change 2.75 litres to 2750 ml, or vice versa) (end of year objective) tick tick tick
Read and interpret scales on a range of measuring instruments, recognising that the measurement made is approximate and recording results to a required degree of accuracy; compare readings on different scales, for example when using different instruments tick tick tick
Use a calculator to solve problems involving multi-step calculations   tick tick