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Graph investigator: homework hours

TLF ID L5909

Does the average number of hours spent on homework increase with year level? 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 appropriate selections of data or graph type.
Year level

9; 10

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

Contributors
• 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 Jones
• 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
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.