Mathematics / Year 9 / Statistics and Probability / Data representation and interpretation

Curriculum content descriptions

Identify everyday questions and issues involving at least one numerical and at least one categorical variable, and collect data directly and from secondary sources (ACMSP228)

Elaborations
  • comparing the annual rainfall in various parts of Australia, Pakistan, New Guinea and Malaysia
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Data collection,  Categorical data,  Continuous data

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Sustainable agriculture: agri-environmental indicators

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The Sydney Metro rail project – Stage 5

This inquiry-based unit of work was created, trialled and peer reviewed as part of a professional learning program in inquiry-based learning for school teachers. The professional learning courses were part of a pilot partnership between the NSW Government’s Sydney Metro transport agency and Western Sydney University. The ...

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The cost of cars

This lesson is designed for students to learn about car ownership in Australia and the real costs of buying and running a car. Students explore car ownership statistics in Australia, investigate the range of decisions people make about transport, calculate and compare costs of transport and make decisions on additional ...

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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.

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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 included in the list of related datasets on the page in MS Excel format.

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The First Fleet - dataset collections

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 ...

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Trade and Investment at a Glance

Using an illustrated report from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this Teacher guide provides ten learning sequences that engage students in the analysis and interpretation of data about Australian imports and exports. Students: identify Australia's major exports and imports; investigate international trade ...

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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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Data representation and interpretation - years 9 and 10

This is a teacher resource describing a set of student activities based on temperature and rainfall data and climate graphs for a number of cities in the Asia region, including Australian cities. The activities focus on constructing graphs from climate data and interpreting climate graphs. The resource encourages students ...

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Laptop wrap: Surveying statistics

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Conduct statistical investigations: Year 9 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 9 is for the topic of Conduct statistical investigations. Students plan and conduct a statistical investigation. Encourage students to think creatively to come up with a topic for investigation; prompt students to choose a topic of interest so that they engage in the process and are motivated ...

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The humanoid project

Students explore a large data set.

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Mathematics of bushfire

In these classroom activities students will be introduced to some of the basic mathematical principles that underpin wildfire science, with an emphasis on how theoretical concepts are used to aid our understanding of the real world, and bushfire in particular. They will learn about the complexities of the fire management ...

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Reconciliation progress

Students explore the notion of reconciliation in Australia analysing a report – Reconciliation Australia’s Australian Reconciliation Barometer to answer an inquiry question for their statistical investigation.

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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.

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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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ABC News: Getting your facts straight about water use

We hear a lot about water use in Australia. What are the real statistics about water use? What is the breakdown of water use for different groups across Australia? Watch this clip to find out who uses water and how much, and consider the value of water and the 'return' on this use for the Australian economy. The figures ...

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Waste and materials – sustainability action process (Years 7–10)

This resource guides students through an extended school-based or local investigation focussed on waste and materials using the five-step sustainability action process. The resource supports the investigation of a real-world issue or problem. Students develop and implement a chosen sustainability action and then evaluate ...

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Water use and efficiency – sustainability action process (Years 7–10)

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Represent collected data: Year 9 – planning tool

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