The DataSweet Main Menu (PC)
Age Range: 4 – 14 yrs.
DataSweet has been developed specifically to meet the needs of data handling for schools and is ideally suited for the National Curriculum at Key Stages 1, 2 and 3, Scotland 5-14 and K12.
DataSweet is a powerful, yet clear and easy to use application which means that pupils are able to concentrate on the data handling activities without worrying about the complexity of the software.
The suite comprises of a graph drawing application, DataPlot, a powerful database, DataFind and DataCalc*, the spreadsheet.
Please note the Mac version may differ slightly in functionality from the Windows version.
DataSweet offers schools the opportunity to develop students data handling skills at different levels, making it an ideal solution.
You will need to create an MST file for Network deployment. Use our simple MST tool
Enlarge: Eye colour graph in DataPlot
DataPlot allows children to enter data and see the graph updated immediately.
Bar charts, Pie Charts, Line graphs and Scattergrams can be quickly produced. DataPlot can recognise when colours are used as labels and will colour the graph appropriately.
DataPlot is also used to display the graphs produced by the databases and graphs can be exported as a picture file.
Enlarge: DataFind showing a house database
DataFind is a template which introduces the concept of fields within records. You can choose to display the records as individual record cards or in a table view.
Fields can be easily edited and new databases created.
*PC version only
DataCalc provides an easy introduction to spreadsheets. An easy-to-use button bar allows formatting of cells, creating simple formulae, saving and graphing and through on screen prompts, easy copying of data.
Currently not included with Mac OS X version
Key Stages: 1, 2 and 3 including special needs secondary and adult.
Supports the following QCA schemes of work:
2E Questions and answers,
Program of study reference KS1 1b, 1c, 2c, 4a, 4c
3C Introduction to databases,
Program of study reference KS2 1b, 1c, 2b, 4a
4D Collecting and presenting information: questionnaires and pie charts
Program of study reference KS2 1b, 1c, 2a, 3b
5C Evaluating Information, checking accuracy and questioning plausibility
Program of study reference KS2 1a, 1b, 1c, 3a
5D Introduction to spreadsheets,
Program of study reference KS2 1b, 2c, 4a
6B Spreadsheet modeling,
Program of study reference KS2 1b, 2c
Scottish 5 – 15 Levels A – E
"DataSweet, for example, is a proper powerful database. In fact, it does all the things you really wish a program like MS Access would do... You can use icons to represent different fields so it can be used by people of different reading abilities. What a good idea."
"Their data handling software remains my firm favourite..."
"DataCalc – an excellent introductory spreadsheet."