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Create and interpret tables I


Creating lists and tables helps us compare data, for things such as favourite sports, weather and many more things.  We can then show our data in a column graph, to help us compare our data.

Let's watch a video to see how.

Worked Examples

Question 1

Ben asked $35$35 people about how many siblings they have. He found that $12$12 people had no siblings, $15$15 people had one sibling, $3$3 people had two siblings and $5$5 people had three siblings.

Write Ben's results in the frequency table below.

  1. Number of Siblings Frequency
    $0$0 $\editable{}$
    $1$1 $\editable{}$
    $2$2 $\editable{}$
    $3$3 $\editable{}$

Question 2

Mr. Smith asked his $42$42 students about what they want to be when they grow up. $10$10 wanted to be a doctor, $12$12 wanted to be a teacher, $6$6 wanted to be a civil engineer, and $14$14 wanted to be a politician.

Which list shows the correct positions $A$A, $B$B, $C$C, $D$D.

Job Frequency
$A$A $10$10
$B$B $12$12
$C$C $6$6
$D$D $14$14
  1. A- teacher

    B- doctor

    C- politician

    D- civil engineer


    A- doctor

    B- politician

    C- civil engineer

    D- teacher


    A- politician

    B- teacher

    C- civil engineer

    D- doctor


    A- doctor

    B- teacher

    C- civil engineer

    D- politician


Question 3

The table shows the number of people who visited Disneyland between 2008 and 2012.

Year Number of people (in hundred thousands)
2008 $158$158
2009 $155$155
2010 $155$155
2011 $157$157
2012 $160$160
  1. Use the table to complete the chart.

    Disneyland VisitorsYearNumber of People (in hundred thousand)15516016517020082009201020112012



Conduct investigations using the statistical enquiry cycle: – gathering, sorting, and displaying multivariate category and wholenumber data and simple time-series data to answer questions;– identifying patterns and trends in context, within and between data sets; – communicating findings, using data displays


Evaluate the effectiveness of different displays in representing the findings of a statistical investigation or probability activity undertaken by others.

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