Statistical Investigations Part 3
These lesson plans were developed in conjunction with the TLRI research project: Building students’ inferential reasoning: statistics curriculum levels 5 and 6.
While each series of activities are set up as lesson plans, they may take more or less than a lesson of class time. They form a possible sequence of learning and each block works together with the other blocks. The lessons are developed using CensusAtSchool (2009) data, they could be adapted to any data set or any year of CensusAtSchool.
Lesson 9: Using Fathom
Focus for lesson: • Introduction to Fathom. • Using Fathom to draw dot plots and box plots. • Describing sample data.
Lesson 10: Multiple samples from one population – to making the call
Focus for lesson: • Direction of the shift • Consistency across samples
Lesson 11: More multiple samples
Focus for lesson: • Reinforcing the message using “movies” Time to School movie and Heights movie.
Lesson 12: Making a call
Focus for lesson: • Using the ideas behind making a call to explore other questions.
- Download all resources in a Zip file or individually as follows
- Lesson plans
- Boys & Girls heights ftm
- Bus walk time ftm
- Junior senior bag weight ftm
- SURF ftm
- Time to School movie
- Heights movie
Also, download Workshop 2 materials zip
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