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Misunderstanding averages

This collection of resources focuses on mean, median and mode of data sets. It includes the problem of trying to use measures of spread for categorical data, sample activities for measures of spread for numerical data and identifying outliers.

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Year level(s) Year 7
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Explicit teaching
Keywords mean, median, mode, outliers

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Statistics, Build understanding
Topics Data representation and interpretation
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Acquire data sets for discrete and continuous numerical variables and calculate the range, median, mean and mode; make and justify decisions about which measures of central tendency provide useful insights into the nature of the distribution of data

Numeracy progression Interpreting and representing data (P5)

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