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This resource is part of a set of 6 lessons that make use of the book Dear Data by Stefanie Posavec and Giorgia Lupi.

Learning Intentions [Set of 6 lessons]

  • How to ask questions to allow more depth to data collected
  • How to uncover the story within the collected data
  • Using a visualisation to present the data so that others can discover information

Success criteria [Set of 6 lessons]

Have created a data self portrait using:

  • Adding depth questions to a data gathering task
  • Collecting data to match these questions
  • Interpreted the collected data to find the new information
  • Created a visualisation to allow fellow students and teachers to discover the information within your data

Learning Intentions [This Lesson]

  • I will learn how to create a visualisation from my data

Success Criteria [This Lesson]

  • Created my own visualisation about my own data


  • Pen/pencil & paper
  • Completed Data Collection worksheet (lesson 2)
  • Completed Tally Chart worksheet (lesson 3)
  • A key for the planned visualisation (lesson 4)

Main Activity

The slides remind learners of the activities from lesson 4 and then encourage them to complete their visualisation.

Turning the data into a visualisation, using the key from lesson five and the data from the homework turn every box in the homework into a graphic using the key and layout to correctly encode the results.

Visualisation is part of the analysis step of PPDAC the data problem solving framework.

Learners should use the key they developed in lesson 4 to complete their visualisation. Examples are shown below.