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Awareness of outliers
Students graph data given about the sodium content in foods, either by hand or using a software program. Student are then asked to determine and compare the mean and median for the data both including and omitting the outlier value. A student worksheet and teacher notes are provided
|Year level(s)||Year 8|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Explicit teaching|
|Keywords||mean, median, statistics|
|Strand and focus||Statistics, Build understanding|
|Topics||Data representation and interpretation|
|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
Interpreting and representing data (P7)
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