Year 6 Statistics Programme of Study (statutory requirements)

Year 6 Statistics Programme of StudyHere are the statutory requirements for Statistics in Year 6.

Year 6 Statistics Programme of Study

Pupils should be taught to:

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

•    calculate and interpret the mean as an average.

What’s new and comments

Just three main targets for year 6, all of which are quite tricky.

Firstly interpreting and constructing pie charts will mean that children will have to use their knowledge of how to measure angle. All but the simplest pie charts can be very difficult to interpret and construct.

Secondly, further work on line graphs will include drawing graphs relating two variables. It is also stated in the guidance that children should connect conversion from kilometres to miles in measurement to its graphical representation.

Thirdly, a further target is that children will know when it is appropriate to find the mean of a data set.

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