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Big ideas in statistics

Part of the Top Drawer Teachers - Big Ideas series, this resource gives an overview of some of the important ideas in statistics:

  • Variation
  • Expectation
  • Distribution
  • Randomness

There are sections about common misunderstandings, teaching and assessment strategies, and student activities.

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 8
Audience Teacher, School Leader
Purpose Content knowledge
Format Web page
Keywords statistics, variation, expected, graph

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Statistics
Topics Data representation and interpretation, Chance and probability
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
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

Numeracy progression Interpreting and representing data (P7)

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