Level 1 Statistical Investigations
Achievement Objectives 
Learning Outcomes 
Unit title 
S11

 sort objects into categories for display
 make a display of the data collected (pictograph)
 make statements about data displays

I like trucks 
Greedy Cat 
Level 2 Statistical Investigations
Achievement Objectives 
Learning Outcomes 
Unit title 
S21

 pose questions for investigation
 collect category data
 display data in tally charts, uniform pictograms bar charts
 make statements about data displays

Party, Party, Party

 collect data on a tally chart
 make pictograms to represent data
 produce bar charts of data using Microsoft Excel

My favourite * 
 write questions for statistical investigations and design a method of collection of data
 display collected data in an appropriate format
 make statements about implications or possible actions based on the results of an investigation
 make conclusions on the basis of statistical investigations

Planning a statistical Investigation 
 collect information
 write questions for investigation
 sort information into categories
 display information to answer questions or find out things
 answer questions by sorting, organising and arranging information
 make sensible statements about the information and be able to back up their statements with appropriate displays

Data Squares Level 2 
Level 3 Statistical Investigations
Achievement Objectives 
Learning Outcomes 
Unit title 
S31

 display data in bar graphs and stem and leaf graphs
 discuss features of data display

Sports 
 plan an investigation
 display data in dot plots, strip graphs and pie charts
 discuss features of data display using middle, spread, and outliers

Fridge pickers 
 record data in tables
 use scatter plot graphs to identify relationships between variables

Paper Planes L3 
 plan an investigation
 choose an appropriate data display (bar chart, stemandleaf, strip graph, line graph)
 make statements about the findings of the investigation

Carrots

 write questions for statistical investigations and design a method of collection of data
 display collected data in an appropriate format
 make statements about implications or possible actions based on the results of an investigation
 make conclusions on the basis of statistical investigations

Planning a Statistical Investigation 
 collect informtion
 sort information into categories
 answer questions by sorting, organising and arranging information
 make sensible statements about the information with supporting evidence

Data Squares Level 3 
 plan a statistical investigation to assess the reasonableness of a statement
 carry out a statistical investigation to assess the reasonableness of a statement
 check the reasonableness of answers obtained using a calculator by calculating mentally and using approximations

Time for breakfast 

 interpret information from graphs
 make statements based on data shown on graphs
 identify the most suitable graph to show survey results
 construct graph using Excel

Which Graph? with Excel 
 record data in tables
 display data in an appropriate format
 make a statement about a data display
 make sensible statements about information with reference to supporting evidence

The shape of the nation 
 display collected data in an appropriate format
 produce bar charts of data using Microsoft Excel
 make statements about implications or possible events based on selected data

A name is vital 
Level 4 Statistical Investigations
Achievement Objectives 
Learning Outcomes 
Unit title 
S41

 plan an investigation
 choose an appropriate data display (bar chart, stemandleaf, strip graph, line graph)
 make statements about the findings of the investigation
 use spreadsheets to display and analyse data

Measuring up* Cars * Travel to school 1 * Travel to school 2 * 
 critically explore the validity of claims based on data
 evaluate the quality of survey items that are developed by others
 create survey items that align to a research question
 administer a survey, collate and display the data, and report findings

How much bullying? 
 plan an investigation
 use spreadsheets to display and analyse data
 discuss features of data display

Sports statistics * 
 follow and repeat a procedure to replicate exactly the same conditions
 measure and record distances accurately
 graph the starting positions and distances travelled on scatter graphs
 talk about distinctive features of scatter graphs
 make statements, backed up by reference to graphs, about possible actions

Marble Roll 
 pose investigative questions
 interpret and use spreadsheets that display data
 analyse a data sample
 present displays
 discuss features of a data display

The gender gap 
 recognise variables and measures in an existing data set
 establish criteria and use these to sort data
 display data using dot plots and scatterplots for numeric data, and bar and pie charts for categoric data
 use graphs to make comparisons between groups
 justify conclusions based on data

Rugby world cup stats 
Level 5 Statistical Investigations
Achievement Objectives 
Learning Outcomes 
Unit title 
S51

 plan an investigation
 discuss features of data displays using mean and mode
 state implications from investigation

Average looking 
 plan an investigation including selecting an appropriate sample
 choose and construct appropriate data displays
 discuss features of data displays using mean, median and mode and looking at the range where appropriate
 state implications from their investigation
 look at possible further investigations or improvements to their investigations

Census@School Time Use Survey What is a Typical Year 8? 
 discuss features of small amounts of discrete data
 compare features of sets of small amounts of discrete data
 plan and conduct an investigation to ascertain information from a set of data
 report the results of the investigation concisely and coherently

Discrete Data 
 plan an investigation
 be able to display time series data
 discuss features of time series distributions
 compare features of time series distributions
 report on possible sources of error and limitations in displayed data
 report the results of a statistical investigations concisely and coherently

Time Series (L5) 
 identify questions that can be answered using statistical data
 discuss the notion of "outlier"
 draw box and whisker plots
 compare two such plots

A Preliminary Investigation of Reaction Times 
Level 6 Statistical Investigations

Achievement Objectives 
Learning Outcomes 
Unit title 
S61

 plan an investigation
 be able to display time series data
 discuss the components and features of time series distributions
 compare features of different time series distributions
 report the results of a statistical investigation concisely and coherently

Time Series (L6) 
 write and answer a question that compares sets of statistical data
 justify the answer to a question with reference to graphs and statistical calculations
 compare data about two variables
 record statistical information in ways that are helpful for drawing conclusions
 comment on statistical processes e.g. bias, limitations and possible improvements

Stork Delivery 
 calculate means
 choose appropriate ways of grouping continuous variables in order to represent them on histograms
 compare two distributions
 discuss the difference between the distribution of a variable and the distribution of the mean of a variable

Further Investigations of Reaction Times 
The investigation section of this site deals with the development and increasing sophistication of statistical investigations. It is based around the four aspects of posing questions, collecting data, displaying data and discussing results. These four are closely linked as what data is collected can dictate the way that it is displayed and the conclusions that can be reached from the investigation. On the other hand, if some restrictions have been placed on the means of display, only certain types of data collection may be relevant. A number of these statistics investigations involve the use of computer spreadsheets. These units are marked with *.