ASPECTS OF NUMERACY FOCUS AREA 5

INTERPRETING AND ANALYSING DATA

early in STAGE 4

  • Identifies variables as categorical or numerical
  • Identifies and distinguishes between a ‘population’ and a ‘sample’
  • Investigates techniques for collecting data and considers their implications and limitations
  • Calculates mean, median, mode and range for sets of data
  • Investigates the effect of outliers on the mean and median
  • Describes and interprets a variety of data displays using mean, median and range
  • Collects, selects and records data and information using ethical protocols from primary and secondary sources


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end of STAGE 4

  • Collects and interprets data from primary and secondary sources, including surveys
  • Calculates and compares summary statistics of different samples drawn from the same population
  • Proposes the type of information and data that needs to be collected in a range of investigation types, including first hand and secondary sources
  • Analyses patterns and trends in data
  • Analyses data using qualitative and quantitative methods, to identify and propose explanations for spatial distributions, patterns and trends and infer relationships
  • Analyses and evaluates data presented in digital media and elsewhere


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