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Sleuthing pie charts

Students are presented with a pie graph which has obviously incorrect percentages. Students are asked to analyse the graph, and discuss the errors. A link is given to possible answers, and some options for extension are suggested.

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Year level(s) Year 7
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Feedback, Questioning
Keywords pie graphs

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Statistics, Apply understanding
Topics Data representation and interpretation
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
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 Interpreting and representing data (P6)

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