# Connected Statistics

## Connected Statistics, Level 2

### City of Bugs

Connected Level 2, 2020: Digging Deeper
ContextBugs
MathematicsStatistics: The number and type of invertebrates in different areas are counted.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World
Technology

### Sea Science

Connected Level 2, 2019: Wild Discoveries
ContextMarine debris
MathematicsStatistics: Data on the types of marine debris found at different locations.
Cross CurriculumScience: Nature of science

### The War on Weeds

Connected Level 2, 2018: Step by Step
ContextMarine pollution
MathematicsStatistics: Using a database of weeds.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World
Technology

### City of Bugs

Connected Level 2, 2020: Digging Deeper
ContextBugs
MathematicsStatistics: The number and type of invertebrates in different areas are counted.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World
Technology

### Sea Science

Connected Level 2, 2019: Wild Discoveries
ContextMarine debris
MathematicsStatistics: Data on the types of marine debris found at different locations.
Cross CurriculumScience: Nature of science

### The War on Weeds

Connected Level 2, 2018: Step by Step
ContextMarine pollution
MathematicsStatistics: Using a database of weeds.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World
Technology

### Why do our muscles get tired?

Connected Level 2, 2015
ContextInvestigating muscle fatigue.
MathematicsStatistics: Designing an investigation, collecting and analyzing (finger) fitness data.
Cross CurriculumHealth and PE

### Operation Duck Pond

ContextBreeding habitats for ducks.
MathematicsStatistics: Describes the process of collecting scientific data and introduces outliers.
Cross CurriculumScience

### The Takeaway Table

Connected Level 2, 2013: I Spy..., p.20
ContextBirds within a school environment.
MathematicsStatistical Investigations: Students undertake an investigation and collect data to inform them of the range of bird types in their school environment. This enables students to develop an appropriate bird table and feeding plan.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### Look out for Monarchs

Connected Level 2, 2013: I Spy..., p.28
ContextMonarch Butterflies.
MathematicsStatistical Investigations: Students are encouraged to gather data about tagged and numbered monarch butterflies anywhere in NZ. By becoming ‘citizen scientists’, they are helping the Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### What’s for lunch?

Connected 1, 2006, p.26
ContextDiscussion of the food pyramid begins an investigation into the nature of the lunches of the students in one classroom.
MathematicsStatistical Investigations: Food-type data are collected using tally charts, displayed in a bar graph, and discussed.
Cross CurriculumHealth and PE

### Bat Maths

Connected 1, 2002, p.24
ContextInformation is presented about the number of bat calls recorded in two locations: above a road and through a forest.
MathematicsStatistical Literacy: The reader is prompted to consider the conclusions drawn about bat call data that are presented in a table and on a bar graph.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### How the Children of Room 3 Keep Their Clothes On.

Connected 1, 1999, p.25
ContextButton, zips, velcro, buckles, laces and elastic help to keep our clothes on.
MathematicsStatistical Investigations: Data are collected using a tally chart, and are presented on a bar graph.
Cross CurriculumSocial Sciences

### How Much Do They Eat?

Connected 1, 1998, p.32
ContextA comparison is made of the amount eaten by a cow, a sheep, a dog, a cat and a hen.
MathematicsStatistical Literacy: The reader interprets a bar graph showing the kilogram amounts of food eaten by selected animals, and answers questions posed.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

## Connected Statistics, Level 3

### Predicting Possibilities

Connected Level 3, 2019: Shifting Views
ContextReal world examples of predicting outcomes.
MathematicsStatistics: Investigating possible outcomes and comparing likelihoods.
Cross CurriculumN/A

### Testing the Waters

Connected Level 3, 2017: Mahi Tahi
ContextTesting the health of waterways.
MathematicsStatistics: Interpreting data displays
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### Totally Random?

Connected Level 3, 2016: Picture This
ContextDice games.
MathematicsStatistics: Investigating probability and randomness.
Cross CurriculumN/A

### Predicting Possibilities

Connected Level 3, 2019: Shifting Views
ContextReal world examples of predicting outcomes.
MathematicsStatistics: Investigating possible outcomes and comparing likelihoods.
Cross CurriculumN/A

### Testing the Waters

Connected Level 3, 2017: Mahi Tahi
ContextTesting the health of waterways.
MathematicsStatistics: Interpreting data displays
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### Totally Random?

Connected Level 3, 2016: Picture This
ContextDice games.
MathematicsStatistics: Investigating probability and randomness.
Cross CurriculumN/A

### Sleep Sleuths

ContextInvestigating the amount of sleep people need to keep healthy.
MathematicsStatistics: Designing an investigation, collecting and analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and asking more questions.
Cross CurriculumHealth and PE

### Counting Kākahi

ContextCollecting and presenting data that show freshwater mussels (kākahi) are nearly disappearing from some NZ waterways.
MathematicsStatistics: Using statistics to inform ecological decisions.
Cross CurriculumScience

### You Can Count On It

Connected Level 3, 2013: Food for Thought, p.18
ContextAnalysing multivariate data to predict a sports result.
MathematicsStatistical Literacy: Students, wanting to predict the results of an upcoming sports competition between year 5 and year 6 students, analyse and look for patterns in student data cards.
Cross CurriculumHealth and PE

### The Fish Highway

Connected Level 3, 2013: Food for Thought, p.23
ContextFish populations in Wellington’s storm water system.
MathematicsStatistical Literacy: Fish scientist, Frances, undertakes snapshot surveys of fish populations. Her data inform the New Zealand Freshwater Fish Database./td>
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### Why Does It Always Rain on Me?

Connected Level 3, 2012: Watching the weather, p.21
ContextWeather
MathematicsStatistical Literacy: Students interpret the rainfall data, bar and line graphs, and are encouraged to look for patterns in Wellington’s weather.
Cross CurriculumScience: Physical World

### I Miss My Pet

Connected 2, 2006, p.3
ContextThe death of a pet leads to an investigation into the life expectancy of the pets belonging to students in one classroom.
MathematicsStatistical Investigations: A question posed, decimal data are recorded on a spreadsheet, and displayed on a bar graph. The concepts of distribution and central tendency are explored.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### Getting the Green Light

Connected 2, 2001, p.10
ContextPublic planning organizations use statistics to help them make important decisions.
MathematicsStatistical Investigations/Literacy: Students explore the process for conducting an investigation, the sources and types of data. Readers consider who produced any set of data and for what purpose.
Cross CurriculumSocial Sciences

### Tomato: Fruit or vegetable?

Connected 2, 2000, p.24
ContextThe characteristics of tomatoes are compared with other fruit and vegetables.
MathematicsStatistical Literacy: Category data are collected and displayed in a chart that informs the conclusion that a tomato is a fruit.
Cross CurriculumHealth and PE

## Connected Statistics, Level 4

### Under the Sea

Connected Level 4, 2018: Digital Space
ContextMarine life on a reef
MathematicsStatistics: Using a survey to estimate the numbers of plants and animals living on a reef.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living world
Technology

### Sensing Data

Connected Level 4, 2017: Where to Next?
ContextAir pollution
MathematicsStatistics: Interpreting data presented in a variety of ways.
Cross CurriculumScience: Nature of science
Technology

### Winning Ways: Presenting Scientific Data

Connected Level 4, 2016: Getting the Message
ContextScience fair project
MathematicsStatistics: Ways to present data.
Cross CurriculumScience: Nature of science

### The Great Marble Challenge

ContextMaking a ramp at the correct gradient such that a marble, when rolled, will travel down it and stop at a given distance.
MathematicsMeasurement/Statistics: Collecting measurement data, graphing variables on a dot plot and using results to inform a successful strategy.
Cross CurriculumScience

### Training for Success

ContextAn athlete collects data to inform training and to improve performance.
MathematicsStatistics: Collecting measurements, graphing performance data, calculating means and evaluating results.
Cross CurriculumHealth and PE

Connected Level 4, 2013: Are You Sure?, p.27
MathematicsStatistical Literacy: Sample size, and the reliability and validity of evidence are examined within the context of two studies that gather data about the predation of domestic cats in Wellington and Dunedin.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### An Ecologist on Ice

Connected Level 4, 2013: Are You Sure?, p.10
MathematicsStatistical Literacy: In interpreting Adélie penguin population data, the computer model explores response and predictor variables, and helps to make sense of the birds’ responses to changes in their environment.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### Power Alternatives

Connected 3, 2010: Wind Power, p.24
ContextIdentifying energy sources in NZ and their costs
MathematicsStatistical Literacy: The reader interprets a pie graph and a line graph.
Cross CurriculumScience: Physical World

### Making Decisions with Bubble Graphs

Connected 3, 2008, p.10
ContextMaking informed choices about school playground equipment.
MathematicsStatistical Investigations/Literacy: Data on year level suitability of equipment, costs, flexibility and popularity are presented on bubble graphs and on a table. The reader interprets and compares the displays, and is asked to make a decision.
Cross CurriculumHealth and PE

### Down for the count

Connected 3, 2004, p.15
ContextThe close monitoring of the numbers of rare Māui’s dolphin is documented.
MathematicsStatistical Investigations/Literacy: Questions about the population data, the error rates, population modeling and conservation strategies, engage the reader in calculations of rates and averages.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### Beetle

Connected 3, 2002, p.28
ContextThe discovery of a huhu beetle prompts a game of beetle.
MathematicsProbability: Probability is explored in this story as the game of Beetle is played out.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### The Black Caps Make History

Connected 3, 2000, p.10
ContextThe 1999 NZ men’s cricket game defeats England at Lords for the first time in history.
MathematicsStatistical Investigations: Match data are given and performance is shown in line graph and on a histogram.
Cross CurriculumHealth and PE

### In the Dark, Seeing the Clues

Connected 3, 1999, p.30
ContextA covert operations probability problem and cracking a number code
MathematicsProbability: Using a tree diagram to solve a probability problem, and logic to solve a code problem.
Cross CurriculumN/A