Age Group: Years 4 – 6
Maths: Handling Data; Processing, representing and interpreting data.
Literacy: report writing; explanatory texts
What do I need?
Marketing brochures from supermarkets, advertisements and promotional material
Examples of clean, empty cans that represent different products
Materials for preparing a report.
Children carry out an audit at home to find out what they have that uses a tin or a can. Class results are collated and analysed, using the data for bar chart, graph and spreadsheet work. A supermarket survey could also be completed. Reports on findings written for Literacy in KS 2.
What is in a tin? In this activity, children carry out an audit of canned products in their home, local shop or supermarket. The data collected can be used to find out more about the lifestyle of Mrs Brown and her family. There are four elements to the unit, which are set out below:
This task can be used as a homework or family learning activity.
The task could be extended to record information on the weights of canned goods.