Resources for teaching statistics: Classroom Activities

Level 3, Level 4, Level 5 Misleading claims in the media: Junior focus

Lisa Mulvey & Hannah Tomlinson (Diocesan School for Girls).

This workshop showed what Lisa and Hannah have been doing in the junior programme (Year 7) for the statistical literacy unit. They presented a student project focused on misleading claims in the media, tying in and aiming to cover key ideas later developed in the 3.12 standard.

They asked students to apply understanding of the statistical enquiry cycle (PPDAC), graphical displays and statistics to create their own misleading article in the form of a presentation/news video/newspaper article. Student’s presentations were assessed on their interpretation and discussion conveying how their statistics, displays and method of collection of data is misleading to the public.

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