Learning objects Graph investigator

TLF ID L5903

Explore different graph types such as scatter plots, line graphs and histograms. Choose questions to investigate. For example, do girls have faster reaction times than boys? Select the appropriate data set. Then choose a useful graph type. Examine the data presented in the chosen graph type and draw a conclusion about the question you are investigating. This learning object is a combination of seven objects in the same series.



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 a specific investigation.
  • Enables students to compare the usefulness of different graph types before selecting the one to use in an investigation.
  • Helps students select 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 selection of appropriate data or graph type.
Year level

10

Learning area
  • mathematics
Strand
  • Mathematics/Statistics and probability
    Concept
    • Mathematics/Graphs
    • Mathematics/Investigation
    • Mathematics/Data
    • Mathematics/Data interpretation
    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 Victoria 3128 Australia
    • URL: www.michaelwagner.com.au
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Howard Reeves
    • Address: Lindisfarne Tasmania 7015 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Organisation: CSIRO Publishing
    • Address: Collingwood Victoria 3066 Australia
    • URL: www.publish.csiro.au
    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
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.