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Home learning - Handling data in football

KS2,Lower Key Stage 2

Home learning - Handling data in football

KS2, Lower Key Stage 2
Statistics, Analysing data

These activities will help children learn to read and display fun football data in bar charts.

This pack helps us understand and present key data from Premier League football matches to identify who were the most successful teams.

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What resources are in this pack?

How long does it take to deliver this pack?

clock This should be around 30 - 50 minutes.

Learning outcomes

Children will be able to:

  • explain why charts are useful
  • present data using a bar chart
  • interpret data using bar charts
  • solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts

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Film: Handling data in football

Mathematician and TV presenter Rachel Riley introduces us to the concept of handling data in football. In this film, she reminds us how bar charts work, why they are useful, and the important features to remember to include in your own bar charts.


The Maths: Handling data in football

Understand the maths required to tackle the activities in this pack.

Being able to present football match data in bar charts is a useful way to display key information to help interpret a team’s performance.


Quiz: Handling data in football

This fun quiz tests children's ability to read and interpret data from bar charts. 

The answers can be found at the end of the quiz.


Activities: Football Scores

Practise drawing bar charts using these activity sheets which are based on stats from Premier League football matches. There are 3 levels (1 is easier and 3 is harder). Try starting at Level 1 and working your way up.

Answers are included in a separate sheet.


The Bar Chart challenge

In this challenge, you will need to put your new skills to the test and get your whole household active to record and display their scores.

Share your efforts with @PLCommunities on Twitter, including the hashtag #PLPrimaryStars.