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TLF ID L5988

Help plan your school sports day by ordering special T-shirts and socks, and organising buses for all the students. Plot raw data on a dot plot and then group that data according to three criteria or 'rules' to decide on suitable sizes and numbers of T-shirts and socks to order in each group, and to decide the minimum number of buses required and departure times to suit all students. This learning object is a combination of three objects in the same series.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students plot numerical data on a dot plot.
  • Students group data into classes which are mutually exclusive and exhaustive, and which reflect the basis for the groupings.
  • Students interpret data from a dot plot to draw conclusions based on the reasonableness of groupings.
Educational value
  • Provides data to create a graphical representation; in this case a dot plot.
  • Illustrates how a dot plot can be used to represent data.
  • Provides opportunities for students to interpret data on a dot plot.
  • Provides scenarios for students to use a dot plot to group data according to predefined rules.
  • Supports repeated use through multiple data sets.
  • Includes immediate feedback to guide students.
Year level

7

Learning area
  • mathematics
Strand
  • Mathematics/Statistics and probability
    Concept
    • Mathematics/Data
    • Mathematics/Data analysis
    • Mathematics/Data interpretation
    • Mathematics/Graphs
    • Mathematics/Grouped data
    Skill
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application;
    • Analysis
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • 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/
    • Script writer
    • Organisation: CWA New Media
    • Address: Wellington New Zealand
    • URL: www.cwa.co.nz/
    • Subject matter expert
    • Organisation: CWA New Media
    • Address: Wellington New Zealand
    • URL: www.cwa.co.nz/
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Graham Jones
    • Address: Gold Coast QLD
    • Technical implementer
    • Organisation: CWA New Media
    • Address: Wellington New Zealand
    • URL: www.cwa.co.nz/
    • Technical implementer
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • 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.