Learning objects Graph investigator: home internet access

TLF ID L5910

What percentage of students have internet access at home? Select the appropriate data sets and choose a useful graph type to investigate this question. See the data presented in the chosen graph type and draw a conclusion about this question. Explore different graph types such as scatter plots, line graphs and histograms. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

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 the investigation.
  • Enables students to compare the usefulness of different graph types before selecting the one to use in the investigation.
  • Helps students to decide on 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 selections of appropriate data or graph type.
Year level


Learning area
  • mathematics
  • Mathematics/Statistics and probability
    • Mathematics/Data
    • Mathematics/Data interpretation
    • Mathematics/Graphs
    • Mathematics/Investigation
    • 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

    • 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
    • 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
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.