Reading books 0 Overview Using this Resource Connecting to the Curriculum Marking Student Responses Working with Students Further Resources This task is about reading a dot plot. Question 1Change answer This graph shows the number of books read by each student in Room 16 over one week. Altogether, how many students are there in Room 16? What was the most common number of books read? How many students read more than three books? How many students read just three books? How many students read exactly one, two, or three books? Task administration: This task can be completed with pencil and paper or online (with auto marking displayed to students). Level: 3 Curriculum info: Maths, Statistics, Statistical investigations Keywords: dot plots, graph interpretation, distribution Description of task: Students interpret a dot plot showing the number of books read by a class of students. Curriculum Links: This resource can be used to help to identify students' ability to interpret a graph. Learning Progression FrameworksThis resource can provide evidence of learning associated with Statistical investigations, set 4 within the Mathematics Learning Progressions Frameworks.Read more about the Learning Progressions Frameworks. Answers/responses: Y6 (12/1998) a) 27 very easy b) 2 easy c) 3 moderate d) 7 moderate e) 21 moderate Diagnostic and formative information: Common error Likely calculation Likely reason b) 8 Confuses frequency (8) with the number of categories of books (2). c) e) 1, 2, 3 5, 4, 0 Gives the categories with a frequency greater than 3, i.e., confuses category and frequency. Gives the categories with a frequency of 1, 2, or 3, i.e., confuses category and frequency. c) e) 21 6 6 + 8 + 7 3 + 2 + 1 Number of students in categories with a frequency of more than 3, i.e., confuses category and frequency. Number of students in categories with a frequency of 1, 2, or 3, i.e., confuses category and frequency. Birth months Common words Sentence lengths II Pocket money