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Interpreting Data: Favourite Colours

In this worksheet, students categorise favourite colours.

'Interpreting Data: Favourite Colours' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Mean, Median, Mode and Range

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

This table shows the favourite colour of some children.

Use the table to answer the questions.

 

Colour Number of children
red 6
blue 4
green 4
yellow 2
cyan 8
black 8
orange 6

 

 

Example 1

What is the most popular colour?

 

Answer

We can make a diagram like this.

    Favourite colour
Number
of
children

9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1































   
red blue green yellow cyan black orange

 

Cyan and black is the most popular colour.

 

 

Example 2

How many children were asked about their favourite colour?

 

Answer

6 + 4 + 4 + 2 + 8 + 8 + 6 = 38

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