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reSolve: Statistics: Planning Playgrounds
This sequence of four lessons engages students in sorting, classifying, representing and interpreting data in order to plan a playground for their school or community. Students choose simple questions for a survey, gather responses and make simple inferences from their data. They then create picture graphs and explore how the data varies between the different categories. Students then go on to use the data to make decisions about what makes the ideal playground. The lesson is outlined in detail including vocabulary, curriculum links, discussion points, printable cards and further activities. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry program.
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches
|drawing, data collection, surveys, data representation
|Strand and focus
|Statistics, Build understanding, Apply understanding
|Data representation and interpretation
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Acquire and record data for categorical variables in various ways including using digital tools, objects, images, drawings, lists, tally marks and symbols
Represent collected data for a categorical variable using one-to-one displays and digital tools where appropriate; compare the data using frequencies and discuss the findings
Interpreting and representing data (P2)
Counting processes (P3)
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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