Sleepy statistics: Part 1

In this first of two lessons, students acquire data as they conduct a sleep audit over two weeks to test hypotheses regarding improving sleep quality.

In a second lesson, Sleepy statistics: Part 2, students will represent the data using a back-to-back stem-and-leaf plot and draw conclusions based on statistical analysis.

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 7
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning, Mathematics investigation
Keywords Maths Hub lesson plan, Real world, Datasets

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking, Science, Health and Physical Education
Strand and focus Statistics
Topics Data representation and interpretation
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Create different types of numerical data displays including stem-and-leaf plots using software where appropriate; describe and compare the distribution of data, commenting on the shape, centre and spread including outliers and determining the range, median, mean and mode

Plan and conduct statistical investigations involving data for discrete and continuous numerical variables; analyse and interpret distributions of data and report findings in terms of shape and summary statistics

Numeracy progression Number patterns and algebraic thinking (P5, P6)

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