We collect data in order to answer questions. For instance, what is the most popular pet among the students in your school? You could survey the students to find the answer to that question.
Students will understand different ways data can be collected.
Have a think about the following questions, maybe talk about them with a friend or in class with your teacher.
What is data?
Where does data come from?
What are some questions we might use data to answer?
What are some ways we can collect data?
What makes a good question for data collection?
Conduct investigations using the statistical enquiry cycle:– posing and answering questions; – gathering, sorting, and displaying category and whole-number data; – communicating findings based on the data.