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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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Exploring probability

Look at the probability of a snowboarder choosing any one of six ski runs down a mountain. Compare expected probabilities with experimental results. Examine outcomes illustrated in graphs and probabilities expressed as fractions and percentages. Notice there is likely to be a greater variation between expected and actual ...

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Home internet survey: who?

Explore which kids use the internet at home. Choose a question to ask in a survey. Look at the percentages of age groups that use computers and the internet at home. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a suitable type of graph: pie chart, bar graph or histogram. ...

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Leisure survey: artistic activities [ESL]

Explore kids' favourite artistic activities. Choose which question to ask in a survey. For example, look at whether kids prefer dancing, acting or playing an instrument. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results choosing a suitable type of graph such as a pie chart, bar ...

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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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Media report 1

Help an editor to check an article drafted for a magazine. Examine a column graph showing findings about eating habits, music access or petrol prices. Make sure the graph is soundly constructed. Look for any problems that may affect the accuracy of conclusions drawn from the graph. For example, check that markings on the ...

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Media report: cost of petrol

Help an editor to check an article drafted for a magazine. Examine a column graph showing petrol prices over time. Make sure the graph is soundly constructed. Look for any problems that may affect the accuracy of conclusions drawn from the graph. For example, check that the form of the columns is suitable. Adjust the graph ...

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Home internet survey: what?

Explore what kids use the internet for at home. Choose a question to ask in a survey. Look at the percentages of kids that use the internet for email, messaging, homework or downloading software. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a suitable type of graph: ...

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Home internet survey: what? [ESL]

Explore what kids use the internet for at home. Choose a question to ask in a survey. Look at the percentages of kids that use the internet for email, messaging, homework, news, playing games or downloading software. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a suitable ...

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Graph investigator: getting to school

What is the most common travel time to school for students? 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

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: 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: 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

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: 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: 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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Leisure survey: popular sports [ESL]

Explore which sports children like to play. Choose questions to ask in a survey. For example, look at whether children play basketball, tennis or netball. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results choosing a suitable type of graph such as a pie chart, bar graph or histogram. ...

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Home internet survey: where?

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: ...

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Healthy life survey

Explore what kids do to have a healthy life. Choose questions to ask in a survey. For example, look at the percentages of kids that bring fruit as part of their school lunch. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a suitable type of graph such as a pie chart, ...

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Media report: water usage

Help an editor to check an article drafted for a magazine. Examine a column graph showing household usage of water. Make sure the graph is soundly constructed. Look for any problems that may affect the accuracy of conclusions drawn from the graph. For example, check that the form of the columns is suitable. Adjust the graph ...