Are you average? (Part 2)

Students will plan and conduct a statistical investigation to find the average height of students at their school. In this lesson of the Are you average? lesson sequence, students learn about the ethics of collecting data, whether or not random samples represent a population, size of sample and conducting surveys.

This lesson is one of a series of lessons that can be used to assist students to plan and conduct a statistical investigation.

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 8
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation, Collaborative learning
Keywords random sampling, Maths Hub lesson plan

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Ethical understanding, Critical and creative thinking
Strand and focus Statistics
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Investigate techniques for data collection including census, sampling, experiment and observation, and explain the practicalities and implications of obtaining data through these techniques

Plan and conduct statistical investigations involving samples of a population; use ethical and fair methods to make inferences about the population and report findings, acknowledging uncertainty

Numeracy progression Interpreting and representing data (P7)

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