Representing Data
Looking for a fun and engaging way to teach students about organising and representing data? Our Representing Dataworksheet is perfect for grade 3 and grade 4 students learning about sorting, tallying, and graphing data in their maths lessons.
What’s Inside the Worksheet?
The Representing Data worksheet has 3 pages full of handson activities that help students understand data collection and graph representation through an enjoyable and interactive process. Here's a breakdown of what students will explore on each page:

Page 1: Sorting Lollies or Counters Students are asked to grab a handful of counters or open a bag of lollies and sort them by color into five labeled circles: blue, green, yellow, orange, and red. This introduces them to the process of categorising items, a key skill when working with data.

Page 2: Tally Marks and Bar Graph After sorting the objects by color, students tally the results in a table, counting up the total number of items for each color. They then record the data on a bar graph, learning how to visually represent information in a clear and easytoread way.

Page 3: Line Graph On the final page, students take the same results and represent them as a line graph, gaining a deeper understanding of how different types of graphs display information.
Followup Questions
To solidify their learning, students will answer questions about their data:

How many blue lollies are there?

How many red lollies are there?

What is the difference between the yellow and the green lollies?

What is the most common color?

What is the least common color?

How many lollies are there altogether?
These questions prompt students to interpret their data, helping them develop critical thinking and problemsolving skills.
How to Use the Worksheet in Class
Here are some ways to get the most out of this resource:

Group Activity: This activity works perfectly in small groups where students can collaborate to sort, tally, and graph data.

Independent Practice: After an introduction to tallying and graphing, students can complete the worksheet individually for extra practice.

Class Discussion: Use the results from each group to prompt a class discussion. Compare and contrast different results and ask students why the data might look different.

Crosscurricular Learning: This worksheet can be paired with topics in science or social studies to graph results from experiments or surveys.
Why Use Representing Data?
This worksheet encourages students to use handson learning to explore important maths concepts, including:

Organising information

Tallying

Bar graphing

Line graphing

Comparing and interpreting data
With easytofollow instructions, this resource makes graphing and data representation fun and accessible to young learners. Best of all, it’s completely free and can be downloaded right here. Just print, and you're ready to teach!