Mathematics / Year 7 / Statistics and Probability / Data representation and interpretation

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Curriculum content descriptions

Identify and investigate issues involving numerical data collected from primary and secondary sources (ACMSP169)

Elaborations
  • obtaining secondary data from newspapers, the Internet and the Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • investigating secondary data relating to the distribution and use of non-renewable resources around the world
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Data collection,  Data continuity,  Sample space

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 ...

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.

Teacher resource

Origin Energy for Schools

This is a valuable website containing comprehensive teacher and student cross-curricular teaching and learning resource for years 3 to 8 that focuses on the themes of energy, energy management and the Earth’s renewable energy sources. There are three teaching units on the themes of ‘Energy introduction’, ‘Energy management’ ...

Collection

Data - Years 7 to 9

The 12 learning objects in this collection relate to the use, collection, display, comparison and interpretation of data. Objects in the first category, statistical data graphs, enable students to explore data using a range of graphical analysis tools. Objects in the second category, analysing surveys, enable students to ...

Teacher resource

Secondary mathematics: using real data

These seven learning activities, which focus on the use of 'real data' 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 the three content strands ...

Interactive resource

Skateboard survey

Explore how the height of skateboard ramps is related to kids' heights. Choose questions to ask in a survey. Choose a sample size to suit a budget and margin of error. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a boxplot. Identify conclusions supported by the evidence. ...

Dataset

Australia's population: countries of birth - dataset

The dataset provides statistics about the estimated resident population, median age and sex ratio by countries of birth for the latest year of available data. It is periodically updated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The dataset is in MS Excel format.

Teacher resource

Countries of birth

This is a web resource that includes four student activities about data interpretation, accompanied by a teacher guide for each activity. Activities include investigating changes in country of birth by collecting and displaying data from students, their parents and grandparents and comparing the 1901 and 2006 Australian ...

Teacher resource

MoneySmart: How can we reduce our spending?

This is a year 7 mathematics unit of work about using comparative shopping strategies to spend less. Intended to take about ten hours, the unit explores grocery and mobile phone spending and other areas of potential reduction chosen by the student. It consists of five sets of student tasks supported by teacher notes. Tasks ...

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Olympic Triathlon

This resource is a web page containing an investigative task that involves the analysis of data. Data from Olympic Triathlon in the form of a spreadsheet is provided. Sort the results in various ways, work out averages and measures of spread, or plot some graphs to test correlations between times for individual events and ...

Moving Image

Phantom statistic

This is a video about the importance of collecting statistics on the role of women in agriculture in developing countries. The video explains that gender-specific data is typically missing for several reasons including the survey methodology used to collect the data, and refers to specific examples where different methodologies ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Spotlight

Spotlight is an interactive tool that draws on some of the data collected in the 2011 Census as well as some international world population data sets to create personalised infographics that highlight the the commonalities and dfferences of Australians.

Teacher resource

Origin Energy for Schools – Years 7 - 8

This is a comprehensive teacher and student cross-curricular resource that focuses on Earth’s resources as being renewable or non-renewable. The concept of energy efficiency is considered as are the consequences of the enhanced greenhouse effect. The teaching unit ‘Renewable energy’ consists of an introduction to the topic, ...

Interactive Resource

ITC sustainability: app for Android

This is an Android app that provides an overview of the sustainability focus and innovative business initiatives of a private Indian company, ITC. It includes information, images, videos, graphs and reports. This app has a range of topics that can be explored from a home page including ITC's social and farm forestry program, ...

Dataset

ABS: agricultural resource management practices, Australia, 2011-12

This is a digital resource containing data on various agricultural practices used on Australian farms, and was collected in a 2011-2012 Australian Bureau of Statistics survey. This resource provides information about farming practices including pasture and crop cultivation, livestock and feral animal management, fertiliser ...

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Can you find your eight’s optimal training regime?

This resource is a web page containing an interactive resource to investigate the effect on a time trial or race after changes to a training regime. This is a useful resource to discuss how to conduct a fair test and get reliable data. Record results from trials in a table to analyse results. This resource is an activity ...

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ACMF: Location of farms and processing plants

This resource is a web page providing information about the location of chicken meat farms and processing plants in Australia. It includes a map of the major chicken meat producing regions of Australia and a table and pie charts showing the distribution of chicken meat production across the six states. The resource describes ...

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The Lives of Presidents

This resource is a web page containing an investigative task that involves the analysis of data. Data about Presidents of the United States of America in the form of a spreadsheet is provided. Create your own questions for inquiry the sort the spreadsheet by relevant criteria. A 'Getting started' and 'Solutions' page is ...

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Forest Learning: Wood Properties

This is a resource about investigating the properties of wood. Intended for use as one or two lessons for years 7 to 10 students, the resource consists of information and practical activities. Text, still images, tables and formulae are provided about the density and compressive strength of wood from different trees; moisture ...

Dataset

ABS: land management and farming in Australia, 2011-12

This is a digital resource containing data on land management and farming practices on Australian farms, and was collected in a 2011-2012 Australian Bureau of Statistics survey. This resource provides information about agricultural practices to protect the natural environment and manage impacts, and includes data on waterway ...