Visualising data for a game of Kolap: Part 2

In this second of two lessons, students create a visual representation of the data collected and recorded while playing a First Nations Australian children’s instructive game of throwing skill called Kolap.

In the first lesson, students collected and recorded the data used in this lesson.

This lesson was developed in collaboration with Caty Morris and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA).

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 1
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Concrete Representational Abstract model, Culturally responsive pedagogies, Differentiated teaching, Collaborative learning, Explicit teaching
Keywords Maths Hub lesson plan, instructive games and toys, kolap, First Nations Australian, data, tally, one-to-one displays

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture
Strand and focus Number, Statistics
Topics Addition and subtraction, Data representation and interpretation, Mathematical modelling
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions

Quantify sets of objects, to at least 120, by partitioning collections into equal groups using number knowledge and skip counting


Add and subtract numbers within 20, using physical and virtual materials, part-part-whole knowledge to 10 and a variety of calculation strategies

Represent collected data for a categorical variable using one-to-one displays and digital tools where appropriate; compare the data using frequencies and discuss the findings

Numeracy progression Additive strategies (P6)
Interpreting and representing data (P2)

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