Resources for teaching statistics: Classroom Activities

Do boys have longer arm spans than girls?

A comparative analysis investigating the lengths of armspans of boys and girls. Students use a variety of displays and summative statistics and are led through how to write appropriate conclusions.

Resources:

See Bear Hugs 1 and Bear Hugs 2 for previous iNZight instructional videos

Achievement Objectives

  • Level 5
    • S5-1Plan and conduct surveys and experiments using the statistical enquiry cycle
      • B considering sources of variation
      • D using multiple displays, and re-categorising data to find patterns, variations, relationships, and trends in multivariate data sets
      • E comparing sample distributions visually, using measures of centre, spread, and proportion

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