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

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Curriculum content descriptions

Interpret secondary data presented in digital media and elsewhere (ACMSP148)

Elaborations
  • investigating data representations in the media and discussing what they illustrate and the messages the people who created them might want to convey
  • identifying potentially misleading data representations in the media, such as graphs with broken axes or non-linear scales, graphics not drawn to scale, data not related to the population about which the claims are made, and pie charts in which the whole pie does not represent the entire population about which the claims are made
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
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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 ...

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

Media report: junk food

Help an editor to check an article drafted for a magazine. Examine a column graph showing recent consumption of junk food by different age groups. Make sure the graph is soundly constructed. Look for any problems that may affect the accuracy of conclusions drawn from the graph. For example, check that the data is grouped ...

Interactive Resource

ConCensus

Bring Australian statistics to life with ConCensus – a data visualisation game which allows you to interact with real data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011 Census. ConCensus presents population data as numbers, as a percentage and as representations such as data visualisations, graphs and tables. Use data from ...

Interactive resource

Media report: water usage

Help an editor to check an article drafted for a magazine. Examine a column graph showing household usage of water. Make sure the graph is soundly constructed. Look for any problems that may affect the accuracy of conclusions drawn from the graph. For example, check that the form of the columns is suitable. Adjust the graph ...

Interactive resource

Media report: cost of petrol

Help an editor to check an article drafted for a magazine. Examine a column graph showing petrol prices over time. Make sure the graph is soundly constructed. Look for any problems that may affect the accuracy of conclusions drawn from the graph. For example, check that the form of the columns is suitable. Adjust the graph ...

Interactive resource

Media report 2

Help an editor to check an article drafted for a magazine. Examine a column graph showing findings about water usage, students' career plans or starting salaries. Make sure the graph is soundly constructed. Look for any problems that may affect the accuracy of conclusions drawn from the graph. For example, check that markings ...

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ACMF: Chicken and the environment

This resource is a web page that provides information about the environmental impacts of commercial poultry meat production and describes related research and development projects in environmental sustainability. The resource compares the environmental effects of chicken meat production with pork, beef and lamb production ...

Interactive resource

Media report: future plans

Help an editor to check an article drafted for a magazine. Examine a column graph showing how many young people have made firm plans for careers after school. Make sure the graph is soundly constructed. Look for any problems that may affect the accuracy of conclusions drawn from the graph. For example, check that markings ...

Interactive resource

Media report: starting salaries

Help an editor to check an article drafted for a magazine. Examine a column graph showing salaries for a range of occupations. Make sure the graph is soundly constructed. Look for any problems that may affect the accuracy of conclusions drawn from the graph. For example, check that markings on the vertical axis are evenly ...

Moving Image

Farm Diaries: producer video

This is a video about pig production at the Tintinara property of the Mount Boothby Pastoral Company in South Australia. Pigs at various stages are shown, including nursing piglets, weaned piglets weighing between 7 and 10k, and pigs close to a live weight of 100k. Pig producer Alastair Johnson gives statistics about the ...

Teacher resource

Your place in the world: what do they eat?

This is a web page for teachers about estimating percentages and displaying data in various formats. It presents a teaching sequence based on analysing the food purchased and consumed by three families in three different countries. The resource is linked to a student worksheet that requires an estimation of how much of ...

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 ...

Teacher resource

Using ConCensus for mathematical enquiry

This teaching resource demonstrates ways in which real Australian Census data (in this case data from the 2011 Census placed into the ConCensus interactive) can be interpreted and analysed. Population data is presented both in numbers and as a percentage. The representations include data visualisations, graphs and tables. ...

Teacher resource

Your place in the world: Australia's agriculture

This is a web page about calculations based on percentages, using data on Australia's agricultural production. It presents a teaching sequence on analysing Australia's main agricultural commodities. The page includes a link to a student worksheet on the application of percentages in which students complete a table and answer ...

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

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 ...

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. ...

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

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: artistic activities [ESL]

Explore kids' favourite artistic activities. Choose which question to ask in a survey. For example, look at whether kids prefer dancing, acting or playing an instrument. 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 ...

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: 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: ...

Interactive resource

Home internet survey: where?

Explore which rooms kids use the internet from at home. Choose a question to ask in a survey. Look at the percentages of kids that use the internet from a family room, study, bedroom or another room. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a suitable type of graph: ...

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. ...

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 ...