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Using 'You say data, I say data' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea comments on the experiences of teaching R11452 'You say data (pronounced day-ta), I say data (pronounced dar-ta) - unit of work' to a year 6 class. The unit investigates different types of graphs and promotes students' skills and understandings in collecting, interpreting, evaluating and representing data.

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Using 'Investigating us' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea explains the experiences of teaching R11461 'Investigating us - unit of work' with a year 8 class. The focus of the unit was on students collecting, organising, analysing and representing categorical and numerical data of personal relevance.

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From data to graph - unit of work

This unit of work explores why we need data and how students begin to collate, present and analyse it to extract the information it offers.

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TIMES Module 8: Statistics and Probability: data investigation and interpretation, year 10 - teacher guide

This is a 29-page guide for teachers. Box plots are introduced as another graphical tool and are used for comparisons of data. Scatter plots are used to explore relationships between quantitative (usually continuous) variables.

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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. ...

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Pictographs and bar graphs

This teaching resource provides teachers with detailed descriptions of the learning objectives they should be seeking when students progress from constructing one-to-one representations in picture graphs to first reading and then constructing more abstract forms, including bar and column graphs. Suggested teaching strategies ...

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Determining the probability of a good day for sowing cotton

This activity is a series of three related tasks that support the use of spreadsheets (Excel), Venn diagrams and two-way tables to develop an understanding of conditional probability when used to determine the probability of a farmer being able to sow a cotton crop. The activity is, based on real historical soil and air ...

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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 ...

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Australian symbols - unit of work

This unit focuses on symbols and some of the key images that are intended to represent or typify Australia. Students deconstruct and read a number of formal national symbols, research formal and informal symbols of Australia, and construct and represent symbols of Australia using writing, speaking, reading and art-related ...

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Who tells the story? - unit of work

In this unit of work students read different versions of popular stories and gain an understanding of how a story can be told from different points of view. They develop character profiles and a digital story based on one of the stories.

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Most common pet

In this activity students answer questions about pets and gather appropriate responses from a simple investigation. Students represent the data collected as a one-to-one matching or recording system in a physical graph or picture graph about common pets. Students interpret the data by saying how many there are of each of ...

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Who is in your class?

Students complete a task in which they create questionnaires or surveys to collect data. They use email to form a pen pal relationship with students in another school, then use the data to formulate a class profile. Students will present the data in a table, tally or graph. They should work independently, with the teacher ...

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TIMES Module 3: Statistics and Probability: data investigation and interpretation, year 5 - teacher guide

This is a 13-page guide for teachers. In this module, in the context of statistical data investigations, measurement data is introduced and contrasted with categorical data and count data. This module also considers more general examples of count data than the year 4 module.

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TIMES Module 4: Statistics and Probability: data investigation and interpretation, year 6 - teacher guide

This is a 23-page guide for teachers. This module uses a number of examples to illustrate different types of data and develop the statistical data investigation process. It suggests the following steps: considering the initial questions that motivate an investigation; identifying issues; planning, collecting, handling and ...

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TIMES Module 2: Statistics and Probability: data investigation and interpretation, year 7 - teacher guide

This is a 13-page guide for teachers. In this module, in the context of statistical data investigations, we build on the content of year 5 on measurement data and count data with many different observed values of counts. Because these data types are quantitative, investigation and interpretation include considerations of ...

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TIMES Module 5: Statistics and Probability: data investigation and interpretation, year 8 - teacher guide

This is a 32-page guide for teachers. This module includes some introductory notions of sampling to obtain random representative data.

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Data representation and interpretation using scatterplots - teacher resource

This resource is a professional learning package designed for pre-service teachers. It demonstrates and investigates the interrelated content, pedagogy and technology knowledge used in a series of mathematics lessons that focus on looking for a relationship between two variables. The resource provides video footage of a ...

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Dot plots and stem-and-leaf plots

This teaching resource provides teachers with learning objectives and teaching strategies to use when students are introduced to and use dot plots and stem-and-leaf plots to display numerical datasets. Students describe the shape of data representations and identify the range, mode and median. Datasets and suggestions for ...

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What would Halloween be like without the Ecuadorian rainforest?

This is a teaching-learning resource containing teaching strategies and student activities that support an investigation of environmental issues related to food production and transportation, with a focus on chocolate production and cacao farming in Ecuador. The resource has eight tabs, seven of which are relevant. The ...

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Spreadsheets: 3D pie and area charts

In this series of instructional videos teachers and students learn how to create a spreadsheet (using Excel on an Apple Macintosh computer) that records their use of technology in the home over a period of time. They are taught how to use simple formulas to manipulate data and how to create and format visual representations ...