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Four graphs, one story

This activity requires students to demonstrate their ability to read, interpret and assimilate information presented in graphs and tables. The four representations show different aspects of one student's typical Saturday. The task involves students writing a story that blends the important details in an interesting and ...

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Are students being taken for a ride?

This unit of work asks students to select a random sample from the Australian Bureau of Statistics' CensusAtSchool database and explore how students travel to school. They are asked to make a comparison between the data for two years and identify any differences. Students are encouraged to use digital technology to analyse ...

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Who am I? Body measurements

In this unit of work students investigate how four of their body measurements compare with those of their class members and with a sample of students from across Australia. Students record data in tables, calculate frequencies, construct histograms and calculate summary statistics - means, modes and medians - to determine ...

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Pie chart of eye colour using COUNTIF in Excel

This activity outlines a step-by-step process for constructing a pie chart of eye colour using CensusAtSchool data.

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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 ...

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Graph investigator: getting to school [ESL]

How long do most students take to get to school? 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 ...

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Graph investigator: concentration [ESL]

Do students with better concentration have faster 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 and histograms. ...

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Graph investigator: homework hours [ESL]

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 ...

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Graph investigator

Explore different graph types such as scatter plots, line graphs and histograms. Choose questions to investigate. For example, do girls have faster reaction times than boys? Select the appropriate data set. Then choose a useful graph type. Examine the data presented in the chosen graph type and draw a conclusion about the ...

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Graph investigator: types of graphs

This learning object shows a variety of graphs used in data handling and explains their features, their different uses and their advantages. Graph types include stem-and-leaf plots, histogram, box-and-whisker, scatter plot, pie graph, line graph and column graph. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects. ...

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Graph investigator: concentration

Do students with better concentration have faster 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 and histograms. ...

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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 ...

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Graph investigator: home internet access

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. ...

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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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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...