Mathematics / Year 6 / Statistics and Probability / Data representation and interpretation

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Curriculum content descriptions

Interpret and compare a range of data displays, including side-by-side column graphs for two categorical variables (ACMSP147)

Elaborations
  • comparing different student-generated diagrams, tables and graphs, describing their similarities and differences and commenting on the usefulness of each representation for interpreting the data
  • understanding that data can be represented in different ways, sometimes with one symbol representing more than one piece of data, and that it is important to read all information about a representation before making judgments
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Categorical data,  Column graphs

Teacher resource

A mathematical focus on 'Choose your own statistics'

This teaching resource demonstrates ways in which real data can be interpreted and analysed. It is based on the interactive learning resource Choose your own statistics, in which data is presented as infographics, graphical representations and tables. The focus of the supporting teaching and learning activities is on analysing ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Leisure survey

Explore how kids use their leisure time. Choose questions to ask in a survey. For example, look at the percentages of kids that play tennis, basketball or netball. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a suitable type of graph such as a pie chart, bar graph or ...

Interactive Resource

Choose your own statistics

Explore the way in which statistics are presented using a wide range of graphs types for ten topics related to human rights. Customise and publish graphs and download data to a spreadsheet program such as Excel to enable further exploration.

Interactive Resource

Gapminder world

This is an interactive resource featuring an animated scatter plot displaying the development of over 200 countries between 1800 and 2011 based on data for two variables, the default being income per person and life expectancy, with population size represented by the size of the plotted points (bubbles). The graph has a ...

Interactive resource

Home internet survey

Explore kids' use of the internet at home. Choose questions to ask in a survey. For example, look at the percentages of kids that use the internet for finding out things for school, email or messaging. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a suitable type of ...

Moving Image

Graphing

Graphs can be used to illustrate the relationship between two variables. Watch this fun animation from NASA to learn the basics of graphing.

Interactive resource

Healthy life survey

Explore what kids do to have a healthy life. Choose questions to ask in a survey. For example, look at the percentages of kids that bring fruit as part of their school lunch. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a suitable type of graph such as a pie chart, ...

Interactive resource

Leisure survey: popular sports

Explore which sports kids like to play. Choose questions to ask in a survey. For example, look at whether kids play basketball, tennis or netball. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a suitable type of graph such as a pie chart, bar graph or histogram. Identify ...

Interactive Resource

Syllabus bites – dot plots and two-way tables

A webpage with information and useful links related to dot plots and two-way tables

Interactive resource

Leisure survey: team sport

Explore how many kids play sport and whether they play in teams. Choose questions to ask in a survey. For example, look at the percentages of kids at different ages who play a team sport. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results choosing a suitable type of graph such ...

Interactive resource

Healthy life survey: bringing lunch to school

Explore how many kids bring lunch to school and whether their lunch contains fruit. Choose questions to ask in a survey. For example, look at the percentages of kids at different ages who bring lunch to school. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results choosing a suitable ...

Interactive resource

Leisure survey: artistic activities

Explore kids' favourite artistic activities. Choose questions to ask in a survey. For example, look at whether kids prefer dancing, acting or music. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a suitable type of graph such as a pie chart, bar graph or histogram. Identify ...

Interactive resource

Healthy life survey: lunchtime activities

Explore kids' lunchtime activities. Choose questions to ask in a survey. For example, look at whether kids prefer to play sport, go to the library or talk to friends. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a suitable type of graph such as a pie chart, bar graph ...

Interactive resource

Home internet survey: who?

Explore which kids use the internet at home. Choose a question to ask in a survey. Look at the percentages of age groups that use computers and the internet at home. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a suitable type of graph: pie chart, bar graph or histogram. ...

Interactive resource

Leisure survey: popular sports [ESL]

Explore which sports children like to play. Choose questions to ask in a survey. For example, look at whether children play basketball, tennis or netball. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results choosing a suitable type of graph such as a pie chart, bar graph or histogram. ...

Teacher resource

Teacher's guide: global development quiz

This is a teacher resource with a downloadable guide describing a number of quizzes based on Gapminder world for use with a computer and projector in a whole-class situation. Each quiz is based on an animated scatter plot and requires students to compare the development of countries between 1800 and 2011 based on data for ...

Text

ACMF: Effects of selective breeding

This resource is a web page providing information about an experiment on the growth rate of different chicken breeds carried out by students at James Ruse Agricultural High School in NSW, which shows the influence of selective breeding on chicken weight. It includes a side-by-side column graph comparing the weight of egg ...

Dataset

Data in Gapminder world

This resource is a dataset providing data for a number of indicators of development over time for more than 200 countries. The indicators fall into the following categories: population, health, economy, environment, work, infrastructure, energy and education, with over 500 sets of data in total. Each set of data can be ...

Teacher resource

reSolve: Reconciliation data

This lesson prompts students to examine data from the Reconciliation Barometer report, collect their own local data and compare with the national findings. Students discuss the meaning of reconciliation, explore statements from Reconciliation Barometer report, design a survey to collect local data relating to the statements ...

Interactive resource

Home internet survey: what?

Explore what kids use the internet for at home. Choose a question to ask in a survey. Look at the percentages of kids that use the internet for email, messaging, homework or downloading software. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a suitable type of graph: ...