Data in 5-6

Ideas for teaching about patterns in data, representing data as pictures, symbols and diagrams, ideas for teaching about collecting, sorting and using digital systems to present data and ideas for teaching about defining problems in terms of data.

Additional details

Year band(s) 5-6
Content type Lesson ideas
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Data acquisition, Data interpretation
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Define problems with given or co developed design criteria and by creating user stories


Explain how digital systems represent all data using numbers


Explore how data can be represented by off and on states (zeros and ones in binary)

Keywords Binary, Data representation, Lesson ideas, ASCII, Digital images, Binary votes, Problem solving, Problem solving, Collecting data, Analysing data
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs Mathematics



Dabbling in Data. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0.