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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.

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Year level(s) Year 10
Audience Teacher, School Leader
Purpose Content knowledge
Format Downloadable resources
Keywords histogram, box, plot, data distribution, continuous data, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

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

Numeracy progression Interpreting and representing data (P8)

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