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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

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