Grade 5/6P have been investigating Wolframalpha and comparing countries’ data including land areas, population and even GDP.  They have seen how easily we can find interesting data about many topics and this will be useful for fact finding work.  The next step is drawing meaning from the data.  This is where we are comparing Australia to other countries.  World ranking status was interesting for the 5/6’s. Finding the data is easy, asking the appropriate question is a very important skill and then finally being able to interpret and add meaning to the data is where we need more focus. Here is an example of our findings.

Compare Australia and China

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