# Collecting and Organizing Data

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## Information about the videoCollecting and Organizing Data

### Contents

In this video, Gus and Nari are at a party! Gus swings hard and breaks open the piñata and picks a piece up to eat. However Nari says before they start eating, they need to organize and collect data on the candy so they can share it fair and square. Let’s help them by collecting and organizing data.

### What is Collecting and Organizing Data?

Data is information we can collect and sort to help us organize and understand facts, numbers, and measurements. We can practice collecting data in two ways:

The first way is by observing, which means using our eyes to look at the data. The second way is to ask questions to collect more information about the data.

Sometimes when we collect data there is a lot and it's hard to answer questions if the information is all mixed up. If we organize data into a chart, that can help answer questions more easily.

#### Organizing Data Practice

For example, if we need to find out how many circles there are we first organize the shapes by putting them into categories.

Now that we've organized the shapes into categories, we can look at the data with our eyes to find the answer. Even though we see circles, squares, and triangles, always remember what the question is asking: how many circles are there?

If you look at the chart and count, you will see that there are three circles!

### Collecting and Organizing Data Summary

Data is information we can collect and sort to help us understand facts, numbers, and measurements. Sometimes the data is mixed up so we organize it into categories to help us answer questions about the data.

Want some more collecting and organizing data practice? On this website there is a collecting and organizing data worksheet along with other activities, and exercises.