Statistics and probability
In the primary curriculum students learn to ask questions relevant to their experiences and interests and to design ways of investigating their questions. They need to recognise when information has been displayed in a misleading manner that can result in false conclusions.
In the secondary curriculum students will continue to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in collecting, representing, analysing and evaluating information. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has a number of educational web pages including a set of activities for students, teacher resources and interactive graphs. Some particularly useful links are:
- What graph or display to use when (DOCX 544.7 KB)
- CensusAtSchool Australia
- Statistical Language
- Professional Support Materials
- Interesting Stats
- Interact with our data
Many of the teaching strategies for the data strand include the use of technologies such spreadsheets, interactive whiteboard activities. Apps downloadable on the iPhone/iPad are also suitable for use in the classroom for demonstration purposes or by students at home. These provide useful starting points for teachers and may be easily adapted to suit specific needs.