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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).
|Year level(s)||Year 7|
|Purpose||Assessment task, Content knowledge, Student task, Teaching resource, Teaching strategies|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Questioning, Structuring lessons, Worked examples|
|Keywords||mean, median, mode, range, interquartile range, average|
|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
Interpreting and representing data (P5)
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