Learning objects Leisure survey: popular sports

TLF ID L3156

Explore which sports kids like to play. Choose questions to ask in a survey. For example, look at whether kids play basketball, tennis or netball. 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, bar graph or histogram. Identify conclusions supported by the evidence. Write a report based on the survey results. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify that a bar graph is most appropriate to display data that is about frequencies in categories where the categories are not mutually exclusive.
  • Students interpret data from graphs and tables.
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 an optimal graph format (identified by the user).
  • Provides a range of alternative answers, including scenarios where the evidence supports more than one conclusion.
  • Includes a printable worksheet for students to complete an article based on the survey results.
Year level

6

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.