Students learn to consider facts and patterns in New Zealand trade as they engage with a range of data spreadsheets.
Specific Learning Outcomes
- Agree or disagree with a statement made about the findings of statistical investigations
- Give a reason for their evaluation of the statement
- Complete a statistical investigation by collecting, displaying and discussing data
Description of Mathematics
As students engage with the comprehensive data in the trade spreadsheets, they are required to compare the relative size of numbers ranging from 0 to several billion. Strong place value knowledge is called upon as they interpret and rank the magnitude of key data items.
They then use this information to make informed comparative statements about patterns in New Zealand trade, with reference to the data.
Required Resource Materials
Dear Parents and Whānau,
This week in maths we are reading statistical data about New Zealand’s trade with other countries.
Ask your child what are some of the interesting facts they have learned and talk about these together. Draw your child’s attention to any news items of interest that you notice about New Zealand’s overseas trade.