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2 children chose chocolate
4 children chose cheese
4 children chose cherries
7 children chose chips
3 children chose chops
16 children chose chapatis
Note to teacher: Doing this activity once with a class helps students develop strategies. It is only when they do this activity a second time that they will have the opportunity to practise those strategies. That is when the learning is consolidated. Click the button above to regenerate another version of this starter from random numbers.
Alternatively you may wish to present your class with a pie chart of data that is more meaningful to them. In that case use the Pie Chart Creator to quickly produce a large customised pie chart.
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Teacher, do your students have access to computers such as tablets, iPads or Laptops? This page was really designed for projection on a whiteboard but if you really want the students to have access to it here is a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments:
However it would be better to assign one of the student interactive activities below.
Here is the URL which will take them to a pie chart exercise.
See the National Curriculum page for links to related online activities and resources.