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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.
|Year level(s)||Year 10|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||box plots, scatter plots, dot plots, histograms, censuses|
|Strand and focus||Statistics, Build understanding, Apply understanding|
|Topics||Data representation and interpretation|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
Compare data distributions for continuous numerical variables using appropriate data displays including boxplots; discuss the shapes of these distributions in terms of centre, spread, shape and outliers in the context of the data
Construct scatterplots and comment on the association between the 2 numerical variables in terms of strength, direction and linearity
Interpreting and representing data (P8)
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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