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# Collecting Weather Data

Description

In this worksheet, students are asked to create a line graph with daily weather data collected over the course of a week. Daily temperatures can either be recorded with a thermometer or viewed online when the students look up the next day’s forecast. This should be done at approximately the same time each day.

This worksheet is a part of a larger unit where students develop their understanding of what data is, where it comes from, and how they can interpret and present that data in tables and graphs.

Lesson Structure
• Individual Activity
• Class Activity
Curriculum Codes

AC9M5ST03 9

Plan and conduct statistical investigations by posing questions or identifying a problem and collecting relevant data; choose appropriate displays and interpret the data; communicate findings within the context of the investigation

AC9M5ST01 9

Acquire, validate and represent data for nominal and ordinal categorical and discrete numerical variables to address a question of interest or purpose using software including spreadsheets; discuss and report on data distributions in terms of highest frequency (mode) and shape, in the context of the data

AC9M5ST02 9

Interpret line graphs representing change over time; discuss the relationships that are represented and conclusions that can be made

ACMSP118 8.4

Pose questions and collect categorical or numerical data by observation or survey

ACMSP119 8.4

Construct displays, including column graphs, dot plots and tables, appropriate for data type, with and without the use of digital technologies

ACMSP120 8.4

Describe and interpret different data sets in context

VCMSP205

Pose questions and collect categorical or numerical data by observation or survey

VCMSP206

Construct displays, including column graphs, dot plots and tables, appropriate for data type, with and without the use of digital technologies

VCMSP207

Describe and interpret different data sets in context

MA3-1WM old

Describes and represents mathematical situations in a variety of ways using mathematical terminology and some conventions

MA3-3WM old

Gives a valid reason for supporting one possible solution over another

MA3-18SP old

Uses appropriate methods to collect data and constructs, interprets and evaluates data displays, including dot plots, line graphs and two-way tables

MA3-DATA-01 new

Constructs graphs using many-to-one scales

MA3-DATA-02 new

Interprets data displays, including timelines and line graphs