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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

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Year level(s) Year 8
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Explicit teaching
Keywords mean, median, statistics

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
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

Numeracy progression Interpreting and representing data (P7)

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