FOCUS AREA 5: Graphical representation and data analysis
A student represents and interprets data in graphs, tables and diagrams

ASPECTS OF NUMERACY FOCUS AREA 5

early in STAGE 3
A student:

end of STAGE 3
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INTERPRETING AND ANALYSING DATA
  • Collects categorical and numerical data by observation and survey
  • Calculates means and percentages of small data sets
  • Develops questions to investigate and plan inquiry
  • Evaluates sources for usefulness and represents data in different forms
  • Interprets data using digital and spatial technologies
  • Identifies spatial distributions, patterns and trends
  • Infers relationships to draw conclusions


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  • Interprets and evaluates data presented in digital media and elsewhere


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REPRESENTING DATA IN GRAPHS AND TIMELINES
  • Constructs data displays, including tables, column graphs, dot plots and line graphs as appropriate for the data type
  • Describes and interprets data presented in tables, column graphs, dot plots and line graphs


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  • Interprets and creates two-way tables
  • Interprets side-by-side column graphs
  • Compares a range of data displays to determine the most appropriate display for particular sets of data
  • Identifies and explains how analytical images like figures, tables, diagrams, maps and graphs contribute to our understanding of verbal information in factual and persuasive texts
  • Draws and interprets timelines and determines a suitable scale, e.g. 1cm = 10 years


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INTERPRETING CHANCE EVENTS AND PROBABILITY
  • Lists outcomes of chance experiments involving equally likely outcomes
  • Represents probabilities using fractions
  • Recognises that probabilities range from 0 to 1


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  • Compares observed frequencies in chance experiments with expected frequencies
  • Represents probabilities using fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Conducts chance experiments with both small and large numbers of trials


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KLA APPLICATION AND CONSIDERATIONS

PDHPE

  • Surveys students and teachers to develop a healthy eating menu

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Observes, measures and records data using formal units
  • Uses numerical techniques to analyse data and information, including calculating means and percentages of small sets of data (note: mean calculations are formally taught in mathematics in stage 4)
  • Constructs and uses a range of data representations, including tables, graphs and divided bar graphs (note: divided bar graph is taught formally in mathematics stage 4)


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CREATIVE ARTS

  • Explores the elements of chance as an approach to movement in dance or drama and organisation in music or visual arts, e.g. John Cage’s and Merce Cunningham’s chance operations

ENGLISH

  • Identifies and explains how analytical images like figures, tables, diagrams, maps and graphs contribute to our understanding of verbal information in factual and persuasive texts

GEOGRAPHY

  • Locates, collects and records geographical data and information by conducting geographical inquiry or using statistical sources and reports
  • Represents data in different forms using graphs and tables
  • Identifies distributions and patterns and trends, infer relationships and draw conclusions

HISTORY

  • Uses a range of graphic communication forms to illustrate historical narratives

LANGUAGES

  • Conducts simple surveys and collates and represents data in the target language, e.g. what classmates eat at each mealtime

PDHPE

  • Interprets side-by-side column graphs

 

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