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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.
  • (Last updated: 07/07/22. Added: 06/07/22)
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