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reSolve: Statistics: Student Profiling

In this sequence of two lessons, students critically assess the Census@School 2014 Questionnaire and make decisions on how they would analyse the data given the types of questions and responses. They describe the life of a single participant using their survey data and use a range of statistical tools to compare their participant to a larger sample. They use technology such as Excel or TinkerPlots to analyse a large dataset. Each lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, discussion points, internet resources and spreadsheets of Census@School data. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry program.

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Year level(s) Year 10
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords box plots, scatter plots, dot plots, histograms, censuses

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
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
ACMSP250 Compare shapes of box plots to corresponding histograms and dot plots
ACMSP251 Use scatter plots to investigate and comment on relationships between two numerical variables
National numeracy learning progression Interpreting and representing data - IRD6

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