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Mean, median and mode

This resource is a video demonstration, with audio commentary, about calculating the mean, median and mode of a data set. The meaning of each of the terms - mean, median and mode - is explained and the difference between them is clarified. The resource explains the process and demonstrates a handwritten method for calculating ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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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Statistics and Probability - data representation and interpretation (Dairy Herd Data)

This is a teacher resource about investigating and interpreting data relating to dairy farm milk yields, and contains two work tasks including an extension task, data sets, student worksheets to assess learning, and background information. This resource, produced by Agrifood Skills Australia, is part of the Agriculture ...


About Average

This resource is a web page containing a set of questions about mean, median and mode. Rather than work out the mean, median and mode from a data set, these questions require students to apply their understanding and reasoning to work out the answer. A 'Solution' is also available to support the task. This resource is an ...


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.


Academy awards

This resource considers the question 'Are the Academy Awards an ageist and sexist institution?' An unusual question for a mathematics class, but the answer lies in the data. In this activity, students collect, represent and analyse data relating to the Academy awards and compare the ages of the male and female award winners. ...

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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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Starting Smart: what can data tell us?: relationships

This curriculum resource package is a ten-week middle years teaching plan and set of supporting resources developed to review students' understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages, and to develop both their understanding of data-handling methods and their skills in using them. Students use measures of central tendency ...


BBC Bitesize: measures of average - revision

This is a set of illustrated information sheets that revise ideas about the statistical measures mean, mode, median and range. The methods of calculation are explained and the measures are used to demonstrate their usefulness in representing data sets. Examples with answers are included and students have access to a multiple-choice ...

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Plop it!

This is an interactive resource about statistics that allows students to investigate the effect of different datasets on the mean, median and mode. The student can enter data by selecting the central graph section of the screen to add, remove or move blocks, or by typing into the text area of the screen. The three different ...

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Life expectancy PowerPoint

This teacher resource is a PowerPoint presentation designed to address common student misunderstandings about life expectancy. It emphasises that life expectancy is an average, that most people live for much longer or shorter than their life expectancy and that, when life expectancy is low, it is mostly because of a very ...

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Comparing data

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that addresses data comparison from the Australian Curriculum for year 9 students. It contains material on comparing data by developing questions, conducting data collection, displaying data and exploring and interpreting that data using a range of strategies. There ...

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Binomial distribution

This is a teacher resource for the binomial distribution consisting of a website and a PDF with identical content. It contains discussion of Bernoulli trials and the mean and variance of the binomial distribution. It provides examples of where the binomial distribution is applicable.

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Inference for proportions

This is a teacher resource for inference of proportions consisting of a website and a PDF with identical content. It contains discussion of how probability is used in statistical inference, the sample proportion as an estimator, the sample proportion as a random variable, population parameters and sample estimates, and ...

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Sampling from a population

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that refers to sampling from a population and taking a census from the Australian Curriculum for year 8 students. It contains material on cross-sections of sampling and how the means and proportions of samples vary. There are pages for both teachers and students. ...

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Inference for means

This is a teacher resource for inference for means consisting of a website and a PDF with identical content. It contains a discussion of the sample mean as a point estimate of the population mean, sampling from symmetric distributions, sampling from assymetric distributions, the central limit theorem and confidence intervals.

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MoneySmart: How can we obtain more money?

This is a year 9 mathematics unit of work about making money. Intended to take about ten hours, the unit consists of six sets of student tasks supported by teacher notes. Tasks include investigating part-time work; surveying class members about the hours they work; using a spreadsheet; calculating earnings and interest; ...

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EagleCat: scatter

Explore and observe changes in the least squares and 3-median regression lines, the correlation coefficient, mean and median by dragging data points around a scatter plot graph or entering your own data. Create different regression lines for different sets of data using the copy function and observe how the lines change ...