# Mathematics / Year 6 / Statistics and Probability / Data representation and interpretation

Curriculum content descriptions

Interpret secondary data presented in digital media and elsewhere (ACMSP148)

Elaborations
• investigating data representations in the media and discussing what they illustrate and the messages the people who created them might want to convey
• identifying potentially misleading data representations in the media, such as graphs with broken axes or non-linear scales, graphics not drawn to scale, data not related to the population about which the claims are made, and pie charts in which the whole pie does not represent the entire population about which the claims are made
General capabilities
• Literacy Literacy
• Numeracy Numeracy
• Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
• ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
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