Learning objects Mobile phone plans: several companies

TLF ID L1110

Compare monthly call costs quoted by different phone companies. 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 enter data into tables and interpret line graphs.
  • Students interpret and compare 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 3130 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Howard Reeves
    • Address: Lindisfarne TAS 7015 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
    • Generic
    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.