# Meaning and Types of Data (Primary 4)

COMPUTER STUDIES (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

THIRD TERM

WEEK 5

PRIMARY 4

THEME – BASIC COMPUTER OPERATIONS

PREVIOUS LESSON –Boots A Computer System (Primary 4)

TOPIC: DATA

LEARNING AREA

1. Meaning of Data

2. Types of Data

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –

state the meaning and types of data.

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

2. Television

3. Newspaper/magazine

4. Computer System

5. Charts/Pictures.

METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons.

REFERENCE MATERIALS

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

Course Book

All Relevant Material

Online Information

### Relevant link – Third Term Scheme of Work and Plan Lesson Note Computer Studies (Information Technology) Primary 4, Primary 5 and Primary 6 Links

CONTENT OF THE LESSON

LESSON ONE – INTRODUCTION

MEANING OF DATA

Data is raw facts that need to be processed. It is called raw and unorganized facts. It is useless until it is processed and well organized.

TYPES OF DATA

1. Numeric Data

These are mainly numbers such as 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 21, 52, 2019, etc.

2. Alphabetic Data

These are mainly letters A to Z and other words formed these letters, e.g. boy, shoe, umbrella, etc.

3. Alphanumeric Data

Alphanumeric means numbers, alphabets and special characters. Examples are:

• 2019 General Election
• Russia ‘2019’

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;

2. Brings some unprocessed data like puzzle games and plays/shows them to the pupils.

Pupil’s Activities – Observe and play the game.

3. Explains the meaning of data;

Pupil’s Activities – Explain the meaning of data.

4. States the types of data;

Pupil’s Activities – State the types of data

CONCLUSION

• To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to:

state the meaning and types of data.