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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.

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Year level(s) Year 1
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords drawing, data collection, surveys, data representation

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Statistics, Build understanding, Apply understanding
Topics Data representation and interpretation
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMSP262 Choose simple questions and gather responses and make simple inferences
ACMSP263 Represent data with objects and drawings where one object or drawing represents one data value. Describe the displays
National numeracy learning progression Interpreting and representing data - IRD1

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