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Learning objects Data handler: bus timetable

TLF ID L8239

Help plan your school sports day by 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 the minimum number of buses required and departure times to suit all students. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.



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
    • Name: Gill Thomas
    • Organisation: CWA New Media
    • Address: Wellington New Zealand
    • URL: www.cwa.co.nz/
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Gill Thomas
    • Organisation: CWA New Media
    • Address: Wellington New Zealand
    • URL: www.cwa.co.nz/
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Graham Jones
    • Address: Gold Coast QLD
    • Technical implementer
    • Name: David Wood
    • 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.