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Unit of work

Data handling

Computational thinking, Mathematics, Programming | MakeCode | 7-11 yrs

Lesson 1

What is data?


Pupils learn about data by researching data about a person of their choosing and exploring ways data can be grouped. They consider the data that might be held about them and look at examples of data misuse by organisations.

Learning objectives

  • To understand what data is
  • To classify data
  • To identify ways that data might be used

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson slides
  • Student handouts
    • Who might have my data?
    • Examples of data

Other resources:

Printouts of slides, terms and conditions from popular app or website (optional)

Lesson plan