Share the learning intentions with the class. (Language and terms used will vary according to year level.) Tell students that they will:
You could also focus on the skillset and mindsets that learnersmind need to adopt and use during this project, this ties in with the Creative and Critical Thinking Capabilities.
Try using some of the questioning methods and thinking routines here in order to ensure all learners are engaged in discussion and demonstrate their thinking.
(For a Foundation/Year 1 class)
Create a record sheet similar to Record sheet: Example 1
Ask students to select an image or toy and place it next to their name within the sheet.
(For a Year 2 class)
Students could use a table to collect and tally information. Support students to arrive at the conclusion that tally marks will be an efficient method of recording.
Organising data
Model the following different methods that can be used.
As you do, ask students to identify the types of data being collected.
Example 1
Students draw the correct number of animal images within each category.
Total Number of Pets in Year 1B (PDF)
Students use the table and colour the squares to create a column graph.
Students use the table to insert the numbers below each pet category.
Table (PDF)