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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

QUESTION 1 of 10

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

The table shows the favourite colour of some children.
Use the table to answer the questions.

What are the most popular colours?

 

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

blue

green

yellow

cyan

black

orange

The table shows the favourite colour of some children.
Use the table to answer the questions.

How many children were asked about their favourite colour?

 

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

The table shows the favourite colour of some children.
Use the table to answer the questions.

What are the most popular colours?

 

Colour Number of children
red 7
blue 5
green 1
yellow 7
cyan 5
black 2
orange 7
red

blue

green

yellow

cyan

black

orange

The table shows the favourite colour of some children.
Use the table to answer the questions.

How many children were asked about their favourite colour?

 

Colour Number of children
red 7
blue 5
green 1
yellow 7
cyan 5
black 2
orange 7

The table shows the favourite colour of some children.
Use the table to answer the questions.

What is the most popular colour?

 

Colour Number of children
red 5
blue 5
green 6
yellow 9
cyan 4
black 3
orange 3
red

blue

green

yellow

cyan

black

orange

The table shows the favourite colour of some children.
Use the table to answer the questions.

What is the most popular colour?

 

Colour Number of children
red 5
blue 5
green 6
yellow 9
cyan 4
black 3
orange 3
red

blue

green

yellow

cyan

black

orange

The table shows the favourite colour of some children.
Use the table to answer the questions.

What is the most popular colour?

 

Colour Number of children
red 1
blue 9
green 8
yellow 4
cyan 7
black 2
orange 4
red

blue

green

yellow

cyan

black

orange

The table shows the favourite colour of some children.
Use the table to answer the questions.

How many children were asked about their favourite colour?

 

Colour Number of children
red 1
blue 9
green 8
yellow 4
cyan 7
black 2
orange 4

The table shows the favourite colour of some children.
Use the table to answer the questions.

What is the most popular colour?

 

Colour Number of children
red 8
blue 2
green 5
yellow 4
cyan 4
black 4
orange 3
red

blue

green

yellow

cyan

black

orange

The table shows the favourite colour of some children.
Use the table to answer the questions.

How many children were asked about their favourite colour?

 

Colour Number of children
red 8
blue 2
green 5
yellow 4
cyan 4
black 4
orange 3
  • Question 1

The table shows the favourite colour of some children.
Use the table to answer the questions.

What are the most popular colours?

 

Colour Number of children
red 6
blue 4
green 4
yellow 2
cyan 8
black 8
orange 6
CORRECT ANSWER
cyan
black
EDDIE SAYS
Favourite colour
Number
of
children

9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1






































red blue green yellow cyan black orange
  • Question 2

The table shows the favourite colour of some children.
Use the table to answer the questions.

How many children were asked about their favourite colour?

 

Colour Number of children
red 6
blue 4
green 4
yellow 2
cyan 8
black 8
orange 6
CORRECT ANSWER
38
EDDIE SAYS
6+4+4+2+8+8+6=38
  • Question 3

The table shows the favourite colour of some children.
Use the table to answer the questions.

What are the most popular colours?

 

Colour Number of children
red 7
blue 5
green 1
yellow 7
cyan 5
black 2
orange 7
CORRECT ANSWER
red
yellow
orange
EDDIE SAYS
Favourite colour
Number
of
children

9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1


































red blue green yellow cyan black orange
  • Question 4

The table shows the favourite colour of some children.
Use the table to answer the questions.

How many children were asked about their favourite colour?

 

Colour Number of children
red 7
blue 5
green 1
yellow 7
cyan 5
black 2
orange 7
CORRECT ANSWER
34
EDDIE SAYS
7+5+1+7+5+2+7=34
  • Question 5

The table shows the favourite colour of some children.
Use the table to answer the questions.

What is the most popular colour?

 

Colour Number of children
red 5
blue 5
green 6
yellow 9
cyan 4
black 3
orange 3
CORRECT ANSWER
yellow
EDDIE SAYS
Favourite colour
Number
of
children

9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1



































red blue green yellow cyan black orange
  • Question 6

The table shows the favourite colour of some children.
Use the table to answer the questions.

What is the most popular colour?

 

Colour Number of children
red 5
blue 5
green 6
yellow 9
cyan 4
black 3
orange 3
CORRECT ANSWER
yellow
  • Question 7

The table shows the favourite colour of some children.
Use the table to answer the questions.

What is the most popular colour?

 

Colour Number of children
red 1
blue 9
green 8
yellow 4
cyan 7
black 2
orange 4
CORRECT ANSWER
blue
EDDIE SAYS
Favourite colour
Number
of
children

9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1



































red blue green yellow cyan black orange
  • Question 8

The table shows the favourite colour of some children.
Use the table to answer the questions.

How many children were asked about their favourite colour?

 

Colour Number of children
red 1
blue 9
green 8
yellow 4
cyan 7
black 2
orange 4
CORRECT ANSWER
35
EDDIE SAYS
1+9+8+4+7+2+4=35
  • Question 9

The table shows the favourite colour of some children.
Use the table to answer the questions.

What is the most popular colour?

 

Colour Number of children
red 8
blue 2
green 5
yellow 4
cyan 4
black 4
orange 3
CORRECT ANSWER
red
EDDIE SAYS
Favourite colour
Number
of
children

9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1






























red blue green yellow cyan black orange
  • Question 10

The table shows the favourite colour of some children.
Use the table to answer the questions.

How many children were asked about their favourite colour?

 

Colour Number of children
red 8
blue 2
green 5
yellow 4
cyan 4
black 4
orange 3
CORRECT ANSWER
30
EDDIE SAYS
8+2+5+4+4+4+3=30
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