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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 ...

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 ...

Starting Smart: how can we collect and organise data?

This curriculum resource package is a ten-week teaching plan and set of supporting resources for years 5, 6 and 7, focusing on reviewing students' knowledge and understanding of data-handling processes and extending their skills to more formal representation and analysis of data. In particular, students explore the differences ...

Gapminder world

This is an interactive resource featuring an animated scatter plot displaying the development of over 200 countries between 1800 and 2011 based on data for two variables, the default being income per person and life expectancy, with population size represented by the size of the plotted points (bubbles). The graph has a ...

Teacher's guide: 200 years that changed the world

This is a teacher resource explaining how to use an animated scatter plot from Gapminder world in the context of a presentation to students about global development over the past 200 years. The resource consists of a step-by-step guide to making effective use of the scatter plot, which represents the development in wealth ...

Teacher's guide: global development quiz

This is a teacher resource with a downloadable guide describing a number of quizzes based on Gapminder world for use with a computer and projector in a whole-class situation. Each quiz is based on an animated scatter plot and requires students to compare the development of countries between 1800 and 2011 based on data for ...

Data in Gapminder world

This resource is a dataset providing data for a number of indicators of development over time for more than 200 countries. The indicators fall into the following categories: population, health, economy, environment, work, infrastructure, energy and education, with over 500 sets of data in total. Each set of data can be ...

Using data about favourite foods

Flynn helps Dodly gather information about monsters' favourite foods for Dodly's new cafe menu. Watch and learn while the two monsters research their friends' favourite foods and then display and organise this information. Will Flynn ever get fed at Cafe de Dodly?

Primary mathematics: open-ended tasks

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'open-ended tasks' 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 investigations in order ...

Home internet survey: where? [ESL]

Explore which rooms kids use the internet from at home. Choose a question to ask in a survey. Look at the percentages of kids that use the internet from a family room, study, bedroom or another room. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a suitable type of graph: ...

Introducing chance - middle years

This collection of 19 digital curriculum resources is organised into three categories: random sampling and predicting outcomes; random sampling from a population; and predictions and outcomes. It contains selections from four interactive learning object series: Vile vendor; Foul food; Random or not; and Dice duels. In these ...

Coin on a chessboard - mathematics activities

This photograph of a coin on a chessboard seems unrelated to anything more mathematical than the counting of squares or lines crossed by the coin. However, examining the results of repeatedly tossing this coin on the board takes the observer into the novel world of geometric probability. Teachers are encouraged to scan ...

Chances are - unit of work

This unit explores the mathematics of chance. Discover the language of chance and how it affects our decisions. Explore the notion of probability, and how we can influence this.

Make your own luck - unit of work

This unit explores the mathematics of chance, the notion of probability and how we can influence these factors.

The First Fleet: age of convicts - unit of work

Students develop their knowledge of statistical measures, such as mean and median, by examining a dataset about the First Fleet (M007943 'The First Fleet - dataset'). They use the dataset to determine the age of convicts leaving England on the First Fleet, and they construct tables and graphs and complete data investigations. ...

The First Fleet: cost of crime - unit of work

Students develop their knowledge of summary statistics, such as the mode and median of data sets, by examining a dataset about the First Fleet (M007943 'The First Fleet - dataset'). They use data about the cost of crime to construct tables and graphs, and to complete data investigations. Students complete these activities ...

Analysing data using scatter plots

This is a collection of 18 digital curriculum resources that focus on how scatter plots are drawn and used to analyse the relationship between two continuous variables. The collection is organised into five sections: what this type of graph is used for; looking more closely at scatter plots; using scatter plots to describe ...

Using box plots to compare datasets

This is a collection of 15 digital curriculum resources that focuses on representing single-variable data, in the context of sampling and quality control in manufacturing, in box plots. Back-to-back (parallel) box and whisker plots are constructed and used to compare datasets. In both contexts, the significance of quartiles ...

Home-run records

This realistic mathematical investigation uses stem and leaf plots to compare the performances of two baseballers. It examines the effects of outliers on the mean. The task includes a student worksheet with data, teacher notes, assessment advice and ideas for extension. ICT could be used.

Random or not: explore numbers of jubes (1:1)

Test a machine that randomly packages two types of fruit jubes: penguin or frog. Notice that each jube type is equally likely to be produced within a packet of 12 jubes. Look at patterns in numbers of jube types, such as 5 penguins and 7 frogs (the most common in a sample). Manually choose jube types for a new packet. Explore ...