Learning objects Mobile phone plans: peak and off-peak

TLF ID L1108

Compare monthly call plans quoted by a phone company. Look at the effect of off-peak discounts. Use line graphs to work out the costs for talk time, text messages, photos and total costs. Recommend the best plan. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students construct and interpret line graphs.
  • Students calculate and interpret graphs showing different relationships between specified variables.
Educational value
  • Provides data tables for students to complete by interpreting textual descriptions of mobile phone call and text message costs.
  • Presents graphs to help students determine monthly costs for different mobile phone plans.
  • Allows students to compare the cost effectiveness of different mobile phone plans.
  • Collates data tables automatically, using student-entered information from the graphs, and offers scaffolded feedback as necessary.
Year level

8; 9

Learning area
  • mathematics
Strand
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
    Concept
    • Mathematics/Lines
    • Mathematics/Variables
    • Mathematics/Graphs
    • Mathematics/Data analysis
    • Mathematics/Data interpretation
    • Mathematics/Coordinates
    • Mathematics/Number relationships
    • Mathematics/Money
    • Mathematics/Pattern perception
    Skill
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling;
    • Data manipulation and interpretation;
    • Estimation
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Rod Rees
    • Organisation: Rees Films Pty Ltd
    • Address: Blackburn VIC Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Howard Reeves
    • Address: Hobart TAS Australia
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • 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
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.