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reSolve: What's In A Name?
This sequence of two lessons examines trends in the names of students in the class, as well as trends in popular names from 2017 and 1957. Students explore data associated with these names and decide whether the mean, median or mode might be a suitable measure of central tendency. They develop their skills with spreadsheets by carrying out statistical calculations. Each lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, discussion points, internet resources and spreadsheets of historical name data. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry program.
|Year level(s)||Year 7|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||data representation, range, personal names, central tendency|
|Strand and focus||Statistics, Build understanding, Apply understanding|
|Topics||Data representation and interpretation|
|AC: Mathematics content descriptions||
ACMSP171 Calculate mean, median, mode and range for sets of data. Interpret these statistics in the context of data
ACMSP172 Describe and interpret data displays using median, mean and range
|National numeracy learning progression||
Interpreting and representing data
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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