SILO F.1 (DRAFT)

Foundation, Term 1: Investigations 

Focus: Observations

Scope and sequence: Tallies, Data, Tables

Learning intention: Students share observations and answer questions about data which they have collected.

NSW Syllabus
Australian Curriculum (version 9.0)
"A student observes, questions and collects data to communicate ideas." (STe-1WS-S)
"Students learn to engage in investigations safely and make observations using their senses." (AC9SFI02)


Week 1

Introduction to the topic

Observations
The following video (5:24) explains how our five senses can be used to help us make observations about the objects around us.



Week 2

Making a tally
A tally is a good way to count objects as demonstrated in the following video (1:58) using garden flowers as an example.



Tallies can also be very useful for keeping score in sporting matches as the score can be changed by adding to the tally without having to rewrite it.

Week 3

Introduction to the word 'data'

This video (2:21) is a child-friendly introduction to data using examples from sorting the laundry.


 

Week 4

Introduction to tables

An example of a table can be used to get students thinking about basic categories of information. For example:

Student name
Favourite movie
Favourite food
Favourite animal
Favourite sport





















Week 5

Dice rolling activity

Number rolled Number of instances for each number (represented in a tally) Total number of instances
1

2

3

4

5

6


   Did any number occur more than another?


Combined number rolled Number of instances for each combined number represented in a tally.
For example, 2 + 3 = 5 so place one dash in the 5 box below.
Total number of instances
2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12


   Did any number occur more than another? This could also be phrased as, "Are there any patterns in the data?"


Why was seven the most common number? (Hover over the question icon to reveal the answer.)


Week 6


Week 7

 

Week 8

 

Week 9

 

Week 10

Moderated self-assessment


 

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