Interpreting Data: Favourite Colours

In this worksheet, students categorise favourite colours.

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Statistics

Curriculum subtopic:   Totalling and Comparing Data

Difficulty level:

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?

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

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.

 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.

 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 are the least popular colours?

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

blue

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.

 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.

 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
cyan
black
EDDIE SAYS
The most popular colours have the highest number 8, so they are cyan and black.
• Question 2

The 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
38
EDDIE SAYS
To find the total number of children asked, add up all of the numbers for each colour: 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
red
yellow
orange
EDDIE SAYS
The most popular colours have the highest number 7, so they are red, yellow and orange.
• Question 4

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

 Colour Number of children red 7 blue 5 green 1 yellow 7 cyan 5 black 2 orange 7
34
EDDIE SAYS
To find the total number of children asked, add up all of the numbers for each colour: 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
yellow
EDDIE SAYS
The most popular colour has the highest number 9, so it is yellow.
• Question 6

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

What are the least popular colours?

 Colour Number of children red 5 blue 5 green 6 yellow 9 cyan 4 black 3 orange 3
black
orange
EDDIE SAYS
Black and orange have the smallest number 3, so they are the least popular.
• 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
blue
EDDIE SAYS
Blue has the highest number 9, so it is the most popular.
• Question 8

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

 Colour Number of children red 1 blue 9 green 8 yellow 4 cyan 7 black 2 orange 4
35
EDDIE SAYS
To find the total number of children asked, add up all of the numbers for each colour: 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
red
EDDIE SAYS
Red is the most popular because it has the highest number 8.
• Question 10

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

 Colour Number of children red 8 blue 2 green 5 yellow 4 cyan 4 black 4 orange 3
30
EDDIE SAYS
To find the total number of children asked, add up all of the numbers for each colour: 8+2+5+4+4+4+3=30
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