Exploring bias

Students explore the effect of bias and outliers on summary statistics.

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 8
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Student task
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Concrete Representational Abstract model, Mathematics investigation, Explicit teaching
Keywords mean, statistic, outlier, bias, population, range,, sample, mode, median

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking
Strand and focus Probability, Apply understanding, Build understanding, Statistics
Topics Data representation and interpretation
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMSP206 Explore the practicalities and implications of obtaining data through sampling using a variety of investigative processes
ACMSP207 Investigate the effect of individual data values, including outliers, on the mean and median
National numeracy learning progression Interpreting and representing data

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