Mathematics / Year 3 / Statistics and Probability / Data representation and interpretation

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Curriculum content descriptions

Identify questions or issues for categorical variables. Identify data sources and plan methods of data collection and recording (ACMSP068)

  • refining questions and planning investigations that involve collecting data, and carrying out the investigation (for example narrowing the focus of a question such as ‘which is the most popular breakfast cereal?’ to ‘which is the most popular breakfast cereal among Year 3 students in our class?’)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Research questions,  Data collection,  Categorical data

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Rubbish recording and reduction: Part 1

In this lesson sequence students survey and collect data concerning what is brought to school each day and subsequently becomes rubbish. They then use Excel to represent that data in a variety of different ways.

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Rubbish recording and reduction: Part 2

In this lesson sequence students use Excel to represent data in a variety of ways.

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reSolve: Authentic Problems: Bottle Flipping

This sequence of four lessons explores fractions and statistical reasoning through conducting a series of fair tests to answer the question 'What fraction of a bottle needs to be filled with water to be the best for bottle flipping?'. The lessons focus on building understanding of fractions and collecting, organising and ...

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Farm animals - unit 4

This is a teacher resource that contains a program outline, student activities, and links to images and videos relevant to teaching primary students about farm animals that are raised for food and fibre, with a particular focus on livestock needs and farming technologies. The program outline and supporting documents can ...

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Primary mathematics: games, simulations and modelling

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'games, simulations and modelling' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers use games, ...

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Top drawer teachers: statistics

This is a web page that comprehensively covers the teaching of statistical literacy skills through links to six sections. The first section covers the ‘Big ideas’ behind statistics, while the second section uses research findings to identify some common misunderstandings, particularly when interpreting data. The third explores ...