ASPECTS OF NUMERACY FOCUS AREA 5

INTERPRETING AND ANALYSING DATA

early in STAGE 5

  • Describes data, using terms including ‘skewed’, ‘symmetric’ and ‘bi-modal’
  • Compares two sets of numerical data in a display using mean, median and range
  • Explains why certain types of information need to be collected in a range of investigation types

 

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end of STAGE 5

  • Determines quartiles and interquartile range
  • Compares shapes of box plots to corresponding histograms and dot plots
  • Critically evaluates sources of data in media reports and elsewhere
  • Represents and evaluates multi-variable data in a range of forms e.g. scatter plots, tables, field sketches and annotated diagrams, using qualitative and quantitative methods to make generalisations and inferences, propose explanation for patterns, trends, relationships, anomalies and predict outcomes
  • Interprets and critically evaluates reports in the media and elsewhere that link claims to data displays and statistics


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