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Good teaching

Good teaching

Statistics is best learned through an investigative approach, focussing on the various stages of the statistical process. Applications should occur in meaningful contexts.

It is vitally important that students appreciate the steps involved in a complete statistical investigation. They should experience the following key aspects.

  • Students should be aware that it is necessary to collect valid samples of the required data that are random, fair and representative.
  • When analysing data to answer a statistical question, it is often helpful to create a graphical representation.
    Students should build a repertoire of graph types and know how to select the most suitable type.
  • It is also often necessary to summarise the information in a single statistic.
    Students should be able to select the measure that is most appropriate for their data and the question they wish to answer.
  • Making decisions about populations, based on evidence from samples, is at the heart of statistics.
    Students need repeated exposure to decision-making that leads to informal inferences.

Students will use their statistical understanding outside school.

They need to develop critical thinking in contexts where statistical claims are made.

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Name Class Section
Document Data collection Folder 17
Document Data representation Folder 17
Document Data reduction Folder 17
Document Making informal inferences Folder 17
Document Using different media Folder 17
Document Statistical investigations Folder 17