Resources for teaching statistics: Classroom Activities

1.10 Ready, steady, go

Do Year 10 students have faster reaction times than Year 5 students?  The focus of this lesson is on comparing two samples and making an inference about populations from samples.
Students analyse samples in groups. Each group has different samples. Groups report back with OHT of own graphs and conclusions. Teacher uses CensusAtSchool online to demonstrate effect of larger samples on inferences and to show population distribution.

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Achievement Objectives

  • Level 6
    • S6-1Plan and conduct investigations using the statistical enquiry cycle
      • A justifying the variables and measures used
      • C identifying and communicating features in context (trends, relationships between variables, and differences within and between distributions), using multiple displays
      • D making informal inferences about populations from sample data
      • E justifying findings, using displays and measures

 

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