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# Observing Water Usage at Home

Description

This weeklong investigation has students record their water meter readings from their homes every day for a week and then analyse those findings, creating charts and graphs and comparing it to the WHO’s recommended 50L/person. It is a great way of developing crucial investigation skills before their assessment.
This worksheet is a part of a larger unit designed for Year 6 that helps students develop their statistical investigation skills by walking them through the necessary stages to plan, conduct and analyse a statistical investigation and then communicate their findings.

Curriculum Codes

AC9M6ST03 9

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

ACMSP147 8.4

Interpret and compare a range of data displays, including side-by-side column graphs for two categorical variables

VCMSP235

Construct, interpret and compare a range of data displays, including side-by-side column graphs for two categorical variables

VCMSP237

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

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