Close message Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus posuere aliquet tortor, vel convallis asdd sd

# Graph investigator: reaction time [ESL]

TLF ID L10338

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 object is one in a series of six objects.

#### Educational details

Key learning objectives
• Students select appropriate information to answer questions or investigate an issue.
• Students analyse data and data handling processes to assist in decision-making.
• Students observe the same data presented in different graph forms.
Educational value
• Helps students to choose the data relevant to the investigation.
• Enables students to compare the usefulness of different graph types before selecting the one to use in the investigation.
• Helps students to decide on an appropriate graph type and draw a conclusion from the selected data representation.
• Provides an experience of how data and graph type selections depend on the question being investigated.
• Includes feedback to support selections of appropriate data or graph type.
• Features modified language for English as a Second Language users.
• Includes a glossary of terms used in the activity.
• Includes audio support for all text in the activity.
Year level

9

Learning area
• mathematics
Strand
• Mathematics/Statistics and probability
Concept
• Mathematics/Data
• Mathematics/Data interpretation
• Mathematics/Graphs
• Mathematics/Investigation
Skill
• Knowledge;
• Comprehension;
• Application;
• Analysis
Student activity
• Interactives;
• Experiment;
• Analysis;
• Modelling;
• Problem solving;
• Comprehension activity;
• Data manipulation and interpretation
Learning design
• Experiential learning;
• Independent learning;
• Problem solving;
• Visual learning

#### Other details

Contributors
• Publisher
• Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
• Organisation: Education Services Australia
• Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
• URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
• Educational validator
• Name: Graham Jones
• Address: Gold Coast QLD 4217 Australia
• Script writer
• Name: Michael Wagner
• Organisation: Godwin and Wagner
• Address: Box Hill South VIC 3128 Australia
• URL: www.michaelwagner.com.au
• Subject matter expert
• Name: Howard Reeves
• Address: Lindisfarne TAS 7015 Australia
• Technical implementer
• Organisation: CSIRO Publishing
• Address: Collingwood VIC 3066 Australia
• Educational validator
• Subject matter expert
• Name: Janet Saker
• Address: Williamstown VIC 3016 Australia
• Technical implementer
Access profile
• Device independence
• Hearing independence
Learning resource type
• Interactive Resource
Browsers
• Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
• Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
• Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
• MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
• MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Platform requirements
• This object may not display correctly on the Mac OS X platform in Safari unless viewed with Flash 9 Player 9. 0. 24 (for Safari). Use of earlier increments of the Flash 9 Player may result in playback issues on both PowerPC and Intel based hardware. Indications of an incompatible player are looping and/or flashing animations which are likely to relate to flawed interaction with the API or rendering engine. Due to the use of rich media content, this learning object is suitable for a connection speed of 256 kbit/s or faster.
Rights
• © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.

## Related items

Others in the series: