# S2-2: Compare statements with the features of simple data displays from statistical investigations or probability activities undertaken by others.

Elaboration on this Achievement Objective

This means students will critically consider comments made by others, usually their classmates, by referring to the features of displays on which the person is making claims. These displays will be showing either category data (pictographs, bar, strip, and pie graphs) or whole number data (dot plots or stem and leaf graphs). Students should also consider whether the chosen display/s best shows patterns in the data, for example strip and pie graphs show proportions well, pictographs and bar graphs show differences well.

Teaching resources for this Achievement Objective

This is a level 2 activity from the Figure It Out series. A PDF of the student activity is included.

Figure It Out activities

Statistics

Level Two

This is a level (2+ to 3+) mathematics in science contexts activity from the Figure It Out series. A PDF of the student activity is included.

Students will: gather and record category data and investigate features of the data interpret data displays and draw conclusions from graphs. Students should discover that: there is only a weak relationship between volume, mass, or product type and how it is packaged.

Figure It Out activities

Number and Algebra

Level Three

This is a level (2+ to 3+) mathematics in science contexts activity from the Figure It Out series. A PDF of the student activity is included.

Students will: gather data on how long it takes for various items to decompose represent data on a timeline draw conclusions from data. Students should discover that: patterns can be found in data these patterns have meaning.

Figure It Out activities

Statistics

Level Three

This is a level 3 number and algebra activity and a level 2 statistics activity from the Figure It Out series. It relates to Stage 5 of the Number Framework. A PDF of the student activity is included.

use mental strategies to add money amounts

Figure It Out activities

Number and Algebra

Level Three

This is a level 2 statistics activity from the Figure It Out series. A PDF of the student activity is included.

discuss which graph shows the data most clearly answer questions from graphs pose a question to investigate collect and sort data construct a bar graph

Figure It Out activities

Statistics

Level Two

This is a level 2 number and statistics, level 3 algebra activity from the Figure It Out series. It relates to Stage 5 of the Number Framework. A PDF of the student activity is included.

use additive strategies to add numbers

Figure It Out activities

Number and Algebra

Level Two

This is a level (2+ to 3+) mathematics in science contexts activity from the Figure It Out series. A PDF of the student activity is included.

Students will: read a linear scale on a thermometer and record temperatures plot 3 series on a time-series graph. Students should discover that: the slope of the graph (which represents the rate of change) is different for each tin temperature change is proportional to volume (the larger a volume of...

Figure It Out activities

Statistics

Level Three

This is a level 2 number and statistics activity and a level 3 algebra activity from the Figure It Out series. It relates to Stage 5 of the Number Framework. A PDF of the student activity is included.

use additive strategies to calculate costs calculate costs by month and year/s

Figure It Out activities

Number and Algebra

Level Two

The purpose of this activity is to engage students in making comparisons between data from different surveys and to suggest practical reasons for the differences.

Rich learning activities

Statistics

Level Two

This is an activity based on the picture book Lemonade for Sale

Students will be able to create possible explanations for variance in data displays. Students will be able to compare and evaluate interpretations about the data within a simple display.

Picture book activities

Statistics

Level Two

This is a level 2 and 3 statistics activity from the Figure It Out series. A PDF of the student activity is included.

answer questions from graphs pose a question and plan an investigation collect data display and analyse data communicate findings from an investigation

Figure It Out activities

Statistics

Level Three

This is a level 3 number and algebra activity and a level 2 statistics activity from the Figure It Out series. It relates to Stage 6 of the Number Framework. A PDF of the student activity is included.

use mental strategies to add costs use multiplicative strategies to find yearly costs based on weekly costs

Figure It Out activities

Number and Algebra

Level Three

This is a level 2 statistics activity from the Figure It Out series. A PDF of the student activity is included.

construct a stem and leaf graph make a conclusion based on the data compare two graphs

Figure It Out activities

Statistics

Level Two

In this unit students make spinners to show the probability of events. They will make statements about probabilities shown on spinners and evaluate statements made by other classmates.

Make statements about probabilities shown on a spinner. Evaluate statements classmates make about probabilities shown on a spinner. Provide reasons to support their evaluation of the statement.

Units of Work

Statistics

Level Two

Students will: gather, sort, and display data on weight, length, and period (the time it takes to swing forwards and backwards [1 swing]) using that data, communicate findings and make predictions. Students should discover that: the longer the length of the rope, the greater the period for each...

Figure It Out activities

Statistics

Level Three

This is a level 2 statistics activity from the Figure It Out series. A PDF of the student activity is included.

answer questions from a tally chart compare two tally charts

Figure It Out activities

Statistics

Level Two

answer questions from a chart compare information from two graphs make a conclusion based on data

Figure It Out activities

Statistics

Level Two

In this unit students make statements about data displays. Students evaluate statements as true or false using the features of the data to support their evaluation.

Make a statement about a data display. Decide if they agree or disagree with a statement about the data display. Give reasons to support their evaluation of the statement.

Units of Work

Statistics

Level Two

The purpose of this activity is to engage students in evaluating another’s judgement about the fairness of a game of chance and investigating the fairness of their own game.

Rich learning activities

Statistics

Level Two

The purpose of this unit is to develop students’ understanding that texts have different language features, depending on their purpose. Students learn about words in texts by conducting a statistical investigation, and by using their data to answer the question they pose.

Sort words by category and justify their classification. Create a pictograph and correctly name (word) categories. Present pictograph data in a bar graph, showing understanding of both displays. Communicate findings. Suggest an investigative question. Plan and carry out an investigation. (Collect,...

Units of Work

Number and Algebra

Level Two