Visual representation of information highlights the power of compression. That is the reason why the National Curriculum Framework says “Mathematics is amazingly compressible: one may struggle a lot, work out something, perhaps by trying many methods. But once it is understood it creates one of the great joys of mathematics. A major goal of the upper primary stage is to introduce the student to this particular pleasure. Data handling, representation and visualization are important mathematical skills which can be taught at this stage. They can be of great use as “life skills”.
This is an activity for Mathematics class (grade level 6-8). This activity aims at visual representation and its interpretation of data collected from the classroom itself.
Activity by- Rajkishore Patnaik, Azim Premji Foundation