Teacher guide Countries of birth

TLF ID M014009

This is a web resource that includes four student activities about data interpretation, accompanied by a teacher guide for each activity. Activities include investigating changes in country of birth by collecting and displaying data from students, their parents and grandparents and comparing the 1901 and 2006 Australian census data for top 10 countries of birth; graphing and comparing primary data with secondary data from a country in the Asia region; and using Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) census data to investigate which state or territory has the greatest percentage of students born overseas. The resource includes datasets for two of the activities.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a useful resource that supports the Statistics and Probability strand of the Mathematics curriculum for year 7, particularly for the content description that refers to identifying and investigating issues involving numerical data collected from primary and secondary sources. It may also be useful for year 8 Data representation and interpretation.
  • This resource supports the Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia cross-curriculum priority, asking the learner to compare Australian data with data from a country in the Asian region.
  • This resource is useful in providing an engaging context for year 7 data interpretation and presentation activities. It also encourages the learner to use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills to access relevant data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics website.
  • This resource supports the Numeracy, Intercultural understanding and Information and communication technology general capabilities.
Year level

7; 8

Learning area
  • Mathematics

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: University of Melbourne
  • Organization: University of Melbourne
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • Publisher
  • Name: Asia Education Foundation
  • Organization: Asia Education Foundation
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.asiaeducation.edu.au
  • 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
  • © The University of Melbourne – Asia Education Foundation, 2012. Unless otherwise indicated, this material may be reproduced and communicated free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided all acknowledgements are retained.