Learning objects Skateboard survey

TLF ID L2394

Explore how the height of skateboard ramps is related to kids' heights. Choose questions to ask in a survey. Choose a sample size to suit a budget and margin of error. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a boxplot. Identify conclusions supported by the evidence. Write a report based on the survey results.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students relate sample size to error tolerance and cost.
  • Students interpret data from tables and boxplots.
Educational value
  • Models the process of conducting surveys, including the analysis and display of data.
  • Automatically collates survey results in a sortable table and displays them in a boxplot.
  • Introduces relationships between sample size, error tolerance and cost.
  • Includes a printable summary of survey design, results and conclusions.
Year level

7

Learning area
  • mathematics
Strand
  • Mathematics/Statistics and probability
    Concept
    • Mathematics/Summary statistics
    • Mathematics/Surveys
    • Mathematics/Sampling
    • Mathematics/Statistics
    • Mathematics/Data analysis
    • Mathematics/Data collection
    Skill
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application;
    • Analysis
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling;
    • Data manipulation and interpretation
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Script writer
    • Name: Michael Wagner
    • Organisation: Godwin + Wagner
    • Address: Box Hill South VIC 3128 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Sue Ferguson
    • Organisation: Sue Ferguson Consulting Pty Ltd
    • Address: Northcote VIC 3070 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Graham Jones
    • Address: Broadbeach QLD 4218 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • 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
    • 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.