reSolve: Algorithmic thinking – Data visualisation

This unit teaches students to use modern tools and methods to describe and find relationships in large, authentic, real-world datasets, including the World Bank Open Data for global development. The unit shows how computer-based information visualisation and data analysis can help us to find and to better understand complex relationships in our world. Activities follow a 'journey of discovery' that interprets raw data by applying different visualisation methods.

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 9, Year 10
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords data representation, algorthmic thinking

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Technologies, Numeracy, STEM/STEAM
Strand and focus Statistics, Build understanding, Apply understanding
Topics Data representation and interpretation
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMSP249 Construct and interpret box plots and use them to compare data sets
ACMSP251 Use scatter plots to investigate and comment on relationships between two numerical variables
ACMSP252 Investigate and describe bivariate numerical data where the independent variable is time
ACMSP282 Construct back-to-back stem-and-leaf plots and histograms and describe data, using terms including ‘skewed’, ‘symmetric’ and ‘bi modal’
ACMSP283 Compare data displays using mean, median and range to describe and interpret numerical data sets in terms of location (centre) and spread
ACMSP228 Identify everyday questions and issues involving at least one numerical and at least one categorical variable, and collect data directly and from secondary sources
ACMSP251 Use scatter plots to investigate and comment on relationships between two numerical variables
ACMSP253 Evaluate statistical reports in the media and other places by linking claims to displays, statistics and representative data
ACMSP279 Use information technologies to investigate bivariate numerical data sets. Where appropriate use a straight line to describe the relationship allowing for variation
National numeracy learning progression Interpreting and representing data - IRD5

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ReSolve: Maths by Inquiry


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