Everyday maths 1 (Wales)
Everyday maths 1 (Wales)

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Session 4: Handling data

Introduction

You are surrounded by information every day. You’ll often have to analyse different forms of information without realising that you are doing it. This information, or data, could be presented to you in television programmes, newspapers, magazines or timetables, and can be presented in different ways, such as in tables, charts, diagrams or graphs. Election results [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] are often reported using different methods to display the results.

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • collect and record data, and then organise and represent it in different ways
  • find information in tables, diagrams, charts and graphs, and understand what it means
  • find the mean and range of a set of numbers
  • use data to assess how likely something is to happen.
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