Year 6 If the World were 100 People: Teaching Plan new
A teaching plan covering all the statistics and probability achievement objectives – Beta testing version
Session 1: Introduction
- Introduction to if the world were 100 people concept
- Understanding about percentages
- Explore making data visualisations using a 100 people chart for given percentages
Session 2: What is a census?
- Understanding what a census is, in particular, what is the census of population and dwellings in New Zealand.
- Exploring migration and birthplace statistics from the 2018 census – connecting to Whakapapa me te whanaungatanga | Culture and identity from Aotearoa New Zealand histories curriculum
Session 3: Planning for our 100 people investigation
- Deciding the region of New Zealand to explore
- Deciding on topics of interest
- Sourcing secondary data (existing information) to use to create a “If _____ were 100 people” presentation
Session 4: Researching examples of visualisations to use
- Exploring and interrogating data visualisations
- Deciding on visualisations to use for their “If ______ were 100 people” presentation
Session 5: Creating data visualisations
- Creating visualisations to use in the “If ________ were 100 people” presentation
- Use a variety of data visualisations
- Making summary statements about the data
- Starting to use technology and statistical software to create their data visualisations
Session 6: Making “ If ____ were 100 people” videos
- Students make their videos, check them, and share them with their teacher
- Students prepare their own evidence of undertaking a statistical enquiry to share with others
Session 7: Making time series graphs
- Introduction to time series graphs
Session 8: Gapminder trends, graphs about the world
- Exploring Gapminder trends graphs
- Reading and describing time series graphs
Session 9: Figure.NZ graphs about New Zealand
- Exploring Figure.NZ graphs
- Attributing the charts used
- Writing descriptions of time series graphs including seasonal variation
Session 10: Introduction to using CODAP
- Introduction to Common Online Data Analysis Platform – CODAP, a free browser-based statistical analysis tool
Session 11: Making their own time series graphs using CODAP
- Using CODAP to explore time series datasets
Sessions 12-13: Probability: Fair games
- Record results of a simple probability experiment
- Interpret results and decide if a game is fair
Sessions 14-15: Scratch ‘n’ win
- Record results of a probability experiment on a tally chart
- Discuss experimental and theoretical probabilities
- Use technology to do a large number of trials
Additional probability activities could include:
- The rest of the I’m Spinning (NZ Maths) lessons
- Determine an experimental estimate of the probability of simple events using frequency tables.
- Determine the theoretical probability of simple events using percentages, fractions, and decimals.
- Systematically find all possible outcomes of an event using tree diagrams and organised lists.
- What’s in the bag? (NZ Maths)
- Make predictions based on data collected.
- Identify all possible outcomes of an event.
- Assign probabilities to simple events using fractions (1/2, 1/6, etc).
- Long Running (NZ Maths)
- Take samples and use them to make predictions.
- Compare theoretical and experimental probabilities.
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