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### reSolve: Scrabble Stats

This sequence of lessons invites students to collect data about letter frequency in a variety of text sources. They use their findings to critically evaluate letter point values in Scrabble, compare them to historical values, create their own themed Scrabble point values and to decipher an encoded excerpt of text. Each ...

### reSolve: Measurement - Jump!

In this sequence of two lessons, students investigate how far they can jump and explore the jumping distance of a range of animals. Students first estimate the distance they can jump, then undertake an investigation by jumping using a range of techniques. Class data is recorded and displayed and students compare their jumping ...

### reSolve: What a Load of Rubbish

In this series of three lessons, students conduct an audit of the rubbish they find in their playground. They use a range of categories to sort, display and interpret the data and make simple inferences. They then reclassify the rubbish collected as to whether it can be recycled, composted or if it needs to go into the ...

### reSolve: Statistics - Licorice Lines

This sequence of two lessons explores the concept of statistical variation. Students make licorice logs both by hand and by using a Play Doh machine. They record and compare the attributes of both types of licorice by plotting their findings and comparing the shapes of the two plots. Students are then challenged to produce ...

### ACMF: Effects of selective breeding

This resource is a web page providing information about an experiment on the growth rate of different chicken breeds carried out by students at James Ruse Agricultural High School in NSW, which shows the influence of selective breeding on chicken weight. It includes a side-by-side column graph comparing the weight of egg ...

### reSolve: Authentic Problems: Bottle Flipping

This sequence of four lessons explores fractions and statistical reasoning through conducting a series of fair tests to answer the question 'What fraction of a bottle needs to be filled with water to be the best for bottle flipping?'. The lessons focus on building understanding of fractions and collecting, organising and ...

### Count Us In, Ep 9: 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?

### TIMES Module 2: Statistics and Probability: data investigation and interpretation, year 4 - teacher guide

This is a 13-page guide for teachers. It continues the development of probability. An informal consideration of outcomes is undertaken.

### TIMES Module 4: Statistics and Probability: data investigation and interpretation, year 6 - teacher guide

This is a 23-page guide for teachers. This module uses a number of examples to illustrate different types of data and develop the statistical data investigation process. It suggests the following steps: considering the initial questions that motivate an investigation; identifying issues; planning, collecting, handling and ...

### 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.

### TIMES Module 2: Statistics and Probability: data investigation and interpretation, year 7 - teacher guide

This is a 13-page guide for teachers. In this module, in the context of statistical data investigations, we build on the content of year 5 on measurement data and count data with many different observed values of counts. Because these data types are quantitative, investigation and interpretation include considerations of ...

### Activity: energy then and now

This is a web resource about changes in energy use over time that provides a student activity and a detailed teacher guide. The activity requires the student to record the types and numbers of electrical appliances used at home, interview an older person about appliances they used when growing up and any alternatives used, ...

### 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.

### TIMES Module 3: Statistics and Probability: data investigation and interpretation, year 5 - teacher guide

This is a 13-page guide for teachers. In this module, in the context of statistical data investigations, measurement data is introduced and contrasted with categorical data and count data. This module also considers more general examples of count data than the year 4 module.

### TIMES Module 5: Statistics and Probability: data investigation and interpretation, year 8 - teacher guide

This is a 32-page guide for teachers. This module includes some introductory notions of sampling to obtain random representative data.

### TIMES Module 7: Statistics and Probability: data investigation and interpretation, year 9 - teacher guide

This is a 26-page guide for teachers. In year 8, students developed an understanding of the nature of censuses, surveys and observational studies. Year 9 develops this understanding further, and introduces examples of experimental investigations with an emphasis on random allocation of the combinations of experimental conditions. ...

### 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 ...

### 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 ...

### 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.

### 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.