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Data representations (Year 10)
This module from the AMSI 'The Improving Mathematics Education in Schools (TIMES) project' is for teachers who wish to consolidate and extend their content knowledge on ways of displaying data, such as scatterplots and using continuous data. There are sections that provide history and context for the topic, as well as exercises and examples of how to present and explain the concepts to students.
|Year level(s)||Year 10|
|Audience||Teacher, School Leader|
|Keywords||histogram, box, plot, data distribution, continuous data, explicit teaching|
|Strand and focus||Statistics|
|Topics||Data representation and interpretation|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
Compare data distributions for continuous numerical variables using appropriate data displays including boxplots; discuss the shapes of these distributions in terms of centre, spread, shape and outliers in the context of the data
Construct scatterplots and comment on the association between the 2 numerical variables in terms of strength, direction and linearity
Construct two-way tables and discuss possible relationship between categorical variables
Analyse claims, inferences and conclusions of statistical reports in the media, including ethical considerations and identification of potential sources of bias
Interpreting and representing data (P8)
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