Grades 4 to 8

  1. Canada recycles! Do you?

    Construct bar graphs then draw conclusions about how people are helping the environment, using data from your class and from a survey of Canadian households

  2. The Vitruvian theory-does it apply to you?

    Verify the famous theory illustrated by Leonardo Da Vinci-that armspan is equal to height-for a sample of students from your class.

  3. You are the researcher!

    Decide on an interesting question to research using your class results. See examples of student work.

  4. How tall will you be?

    Predict your adult height using today’s height.

  5. Just how old are you?

    Have fun discovering your age in different units of time: minutes, days, months.

  6. Role models and heroes

    These activities on the study of heroes can apply to thematic units, social studies or history, as well as the development of language and critical thinking skills.

  7. How many people live in a Canadian household?

    Investigate differences between mean median and mode.

  8. How weird is our class?

    Compare your class data to a sample of Canadian results and draw some conclusions.

  9. Survey says? Who says?

    Consider what information you can or cannot conclude from a survey.

  10. Circle and bar graphs

    Construct circle and bar graphs and compare them. Which type is better to use?

  11. Bias or No Bias?

    Consider the effect of bias on survey results.

  12. Travel to school

    Analyse the data using stem and leaf plots and pie charts.

  13. You are what you eat!

    Build bar graphs illustrating what we eat for breakfast.

  14. What a Zoo!

    Examine bar graphs that represent the same data but use different scales.

  15. Are you a “modal” student?

    Choose a few survey questions, find the mode of their results and then describe the typical or “modal” student in your class using words and/or drawings.

  16. Make a graph of your Census at School data

    Examine bar graphs that represent the same data but use different scales.