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National Curriculum: Statistics - Year 6 - Exemplification

Created on 25 October 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 10 February 2014 by ncetm_administrator


Examples of what children should be able to do, in relation to each (boxed) Programme of Study statement

interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems

This graph shows the number of people living in a town.

graph showing the number of people living in a town

How many people lived in the town in 1985?
In which year was the number of people the same as in 1950?

Find the year when the number of people first went below 20 000.

KS2 2008 Paper A level 5

Class 6 did a survey of the number of trees in a country park. This pie chart shows their results.

pie charts showing types of trees

Estimate the fraction of trees in the survey that are oak trees. The children counted 60 ash trees. Use the pie chart to estimate the number of beech trees they counted.

KS2 2006 Paper A level 5

calculate and interpret the mean as an average

From a simple database, children should be able to find the most common score (mode) as well as the mean score for each test.

scores for spelling and mental tests

Children should be able to choose their own sets of data to match given criteria, e.g. find a set of five numbers that have a mean of 5 and a range of 7.


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06 February 2016 17:42
I would also like to know whether children need to calculate median, mode and range as only mean is mentioned elsewhere but here mode is mentioned... Loving the website generally, thank you!
By asivan
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13 January 2016 10:51
Just to be clear, do children still need to know how to calculate the median, mode and range, as only the mean is mentioned in the programmes of study? Thank you
By brdmedoj
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