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This sequence of lessons explores students' ability to find the mean, median, mode and range from given data, working collaboratively. The lessons slowly increase in difficulty, through the introduction of new terms and increasing task complexity. The lessons are detailed with accompanying resources (PowerPoint, prompt sheet).

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Year level(s) Year 7
Audience Teacher
Purpose Assessment task, Content knowledge, Student task, Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Questioning, Structuring lessons, Worked examples
Keywords mean, median, mode, range, interquartile range, average

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections English, Numeracy, Critical and creative thinking
Strand and focus Number, Statistics, Apply understanding, Build understanding
Topics Addition and subtraction, Data representation and interpretation, Decimals, Integers, Operating with number, Place value
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Acquire data sets for discrete and continuous numerical variables and calculate the range, median, mean and mode; make and justify decisions about which measures of central tendency provide useful insights into the nature of the distribution of data

Numeracy progression Interpreting and representing data (P5)

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