Teacher guide Comparing data

TLF ID M013747

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that addresses data comparison from the Australian Curriculum for year 9 students. It contains material on comparing data by developing questions, conducting data collection, displaying data and exploring and interpreting that data using a range of strategies. There are pages for both teachers and students. The student pages contain interactive questions for students to check their progress in the topic.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is valuable for both teachers and students for the year 9 Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. It is particularly relevant to the content descriptions about data collection, management and comparison. It supports students in identifying everyday questions and issues involving numerical and categorical variables, comparing data displays using measures of location (centre) and spread, and collecting data from secondary sources. The strategies used include back-to-back stem-and-leaf plots and histograms. The terminology used includes 'skewed', 'symmetric', 'bi-modal', 'mean', 'median' and 'range'.
  • The resource may be useful in helping students achieve that element of the year 9 achievement standards that refers to students comparing techniques for collecting data in primary and secondary sources, making sense of mean and median in skewed, symmetric and bi-modal displays and constructing back-to-back stem-and-leaf plots and histograms.
Year level

9

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Name: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute
  • Organization: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute
  • Description: Creator
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.amsi.org.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • Interactive
  • Text
Rights
  • © 2013 Education Services Australia Ltd, unless otherwise indicated. This material may be copied, distributed and adapted free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided all copyright notices and acknowledgements are retained.