Students critically analyse and evaluate the ways in which data has been handled and represented in media reports.
- students assist a magazine editor by analysing the conclusions presented in a magazine before the article is published. Students check that the graph to be included has the features that good graphs should have. They look for any problems that may affect the accuracy of conclusions drawn from the graph and adjust the graph if necessary. They then evaluate whether the claims and conclusions drawn from the graph by the reporter are consistent with the data.
- Students apply their knowledge about sound graphing practices involving statistical data using a range of relevant and authentic data sets. They are challenged to develop and apply critical statistical numeracy skills.
Media report: junk food
Media report: music
Media report: cost of petrol
Media report 1
Media report: future plans
Media report: starting salaries
Media report: water usage
Media report 2