Mathematics / Year 9 / Statistics and Probability / Chance

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Curriculum content descriptions

Investigate reports of surveys in digital media and elsewhere for information on how data were obtained to estimate population means and medians (ACMSP227)

Elaborations
  • investigating a range of data and its sources, for example the age of residents in Australia, Cambodia and Tonga; the number of subjects studied at school in a year by 14-year-old students in Australia, Japan and Timor-Leste
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Data representation,  Mean,  Median

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

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 ...

Dataset

The First Fleet - dataset

The dataset provides information about 780 of the convicts transported to Australia on the First Fleet ships 'Alexander', 'Charlotte', 'Lady Penrhyn', 'Friendship', 'Prince of Wales' and 'Scarborough' in 1788. The dataset includes information on items such as the convict's name, occupation, crime, date of trial and term ...

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 ...

Interactive resource

Exploring measures of central tendency

Examine the mean and median values for a data set recording emergency response times. Predict changes to the mean and median as new results are added.

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 ...

Dataset

Australian Historical Population Statistics to 2014 - dataset

The dataset provides statistics about the population of Australia in terms of age and sex from 1901 to 2014. It is made available by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The dataset is in MS Excel format.

Interactive resource

Graph investigator: homework hours

Does the average number of hours spent on homework increase with year level? Select the appropriate data sets and choose a useful graph type to investigate this question. See the data presented in the chosen graph type and draw a conclusion about this question. Explore different graph types such as scatter plots, line graphs ...

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.

Dataset

International migration database

This is a web resource consisting of a database showing the movement of the ‘migrant’ population, generally the foreign-born population, to and from each of the OECD countries. Data tables can be customised with options to view by country of origin of the migrants, or by the variable to be displayed, for example, asylum ...

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 ...

Interactive resource

Graph investigator: hand preference

Do left-handed and right-handed students have different reaction times? Select the appropriate data sets and choose a useful graph type to investigate this question. See the data presented in the chosen graph type and draw a conclusion about this question. Explore different graph types such as scatter plots, line graphs ...

Interactive resource

Graph investigator: getting to school

What is the most common travel time to school for students? Select the appropriate data sets and choose a useful graph type to investigate this question. See the data presented in the chosen graph type and draw a conclusion about this question. Explore different graph types such as scatter plots, line graphs and histograms. ...

Interactive resource

Graph investigator: home internet access [ESL]

What percentage of students have internet access at home? Select the appropriate data sets and choose a useful graph type to investigate this question. See the data presented in the chosen graph type and draw a conclusion about this question. Explore different graph types such as scatter plots, line graphs and histograms. ...

Interactive resource

Graph investigator: reaction time

Do girls have faster reaction times than boys? Select the appropriate data sets and choose a useful graph type to investigate this question. See the data presented in the chosen graph type and draw a conclusion about this question. Explore different graph types such as scatter plots, line graphs and histograms. This learning ...

Dataset

Australian reported crime victims since 2010 - dataset

This is a dataset that provides statistics about crimes reported by victims from 2010 to the latest year of available data. It is periodically updated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The dataset is in MS Excel format.

Interactive Resource

Sites2See: Spreadsheets for mathematics

A page with example resources, exemplars and advice to help integrate spreadsheet use in teaching and learning for mathematics. Includes suggestions for use, tutorials and information on research and benefits, plus links to a range of related resources, including a teacher guide for using Microsoft Excel in the classroom. ...

Teacher resource

TIMES Module 7: Statistics and Probability: data investigation and interpretation, year 9 - teacher guide

This is a 26-page guide for teachers. In year 8, students developed an understanding of the nature of censuses, surveys and observational studies. Year 9 develops this understanding further, and introduces examples of experimental investigations with an emphasis on random allocation of the combinations of experimental conditions. ...

Interactive resource

Graph investigator: reaction time [ESL]

Do girls have faster reaction times than boys? Select the appropriate data sets and choose a useful graph type to investigate this question. See the data presented in the chosen graph type and draw a conclusion about this question. Explore different graph types such as scatter plots, line graphs and histograms. This learning ...

Interactive resource

Graph investigator: hand preference [ESL]

Do left-handed and right-handed students have different reaction times? Select the appropriate data sets and choose a useful graph type to investigate this question. See the data presented in the chosen graph type and draw a conclusion about this question. Explore different graph types such as scatter plots, line graphs ...