Today in computing we learnt all about how programmes can help us to understand data, and to create graphs. We took our maths books down to the ICT suite and inputted the data we had collected about our class’s favourite colours into a program called excel.
First, we talked about the vocabulary of the programme – we learned that the little boxes were called cells, and that we could work out what to call each cell using the numbers and letters along the top and along the side. Then, we put the different colours down the first column, and the amount of people who chose that colour next to it in the second column. We clicked a button, and a graph was created to display the data! At the end, we printed the data to be put in our maths books and saved it onto the system.
Here’s Harrisan’s super example:
Here are some data games for you to play with your grown-up’s help: