Are you average? (Part 3)

Students will plan and conduct a statistical investigation to find the average height of students at their school. Students analyse and report on the distribution of their data for the ‘whole’ school drawing conclusions with respect to different sampling techniques and whether methods chosen were fair and considered.

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

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

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking
Strand and focus Statistics
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
AC9M8ST03
Compare variations in distributions and proportions obtained from random samples of the same size drawn from a population and recognise the effect of sample size on this variation

AC9M8ST04
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

AC9M8ST01
Investigate techniques for data collection including census, sampling, experiment and observation, and explain the practicalities and implications of obtaining data through these techniques

Numeracy progression Interpreting and representing data (P7)