G04S: Data & Simulations

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Stage/No: G04 Length: 4 weeks CF Outcomes: 13, 14 Levels: 5, 6, 7, 8 Due out: available now


G04S: Data & Simulations 4 week module Old ISBN: 1876800518 New APN: 9781876800512

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This information is found in the wrap around pages of the teachers module. It details the Curriculum Framework Outcomes addressed in the module.

Outcomes 1 & 2 should be an inherent part of all mathematics lessons.

1. Show a disposition to use mathematics to assist with understanding new situations, solving problems and making decisions, showing initiative, flexibility and persistence when working mathematically and a positive attitude to their own continued involvement in learning and doing mathematics.

2. Appreciate that mathematics has its origins in many cultures, and its forms reflect specific social and historical contexts, and understand its significance in explaining and influencing aspects of our lives.

Outcomes 3, 4 & 5 "Working Mathematically" are an integral part in the design of every module. These outcomes determined the three stage learning process developed in each module.

3. Call on a repertoire of general problem-solving techniques, appropriate technology and personal and collaborative management strategies when working mathematically.

4. Choose mathematical ideas and tools to fit the constraints in a practical situation, interpret and make sense of the results within the context and evaluate the appropriateness of the methods used.

5. Investigate, generalise and reason about patterns in number, space and data, explaining and justifying conclusions reached.

Outcomes 13 & 14 from "Chance & Data" are specific to this module.

13. Plan and undertake data collection and organise, summarise and represent data for effective and valid interpretation and communication.

14. Locate, interpret, analyse and draw conclusions from data, taking into account data collection techniques and chance processes involved.

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This information is found in the wrap around pages of the teachers module. It details the major student outcomes that should have been developed during the module. (Student Outcome Statement numbering is first, e.g. SOS 5.1a, Progress Map numbering is bracketed e.g. [PM 15.5])

Working Mathematically

Working mathematically outcomes at levels 5, 6, 7 and 8 are interwoven with the structure of these modules.

The outcomes below are dealt with specifically in this module.

Outcomes from different strands are integrated into this module.

Chance and Data

SOS 5.4 [PM 14.5] Reads and makes sensible statements about trends and patterns in the data in tables, diagrams, plots, graphs and summary statistics and comments on their data collection processes and their results. SOS 6.4 [PM 14.6] Interprets, makes comparisons and describes relationships in collected and published data from tables, diagrams, plots, graphs, prose, summary statistics and databases, distinguishing sample and population data. SOS 7.4 [PM 14.7] Selects and interprets information from a wide range of collected and published data including to construct arguments to support or refute a position taken.

SOS 6.1 [PM 12.6] Estimates probabilities and proportions based on primary or secondary data collection and assigns probabilities for one- and two-stage events by reasoning about equally likely outcomes.

SOS 7.1 [PM 12.7] Estimates probabilities, proportions, means and medians based on primary and secondary data collection and assigns probabilities using complementarity and independence.

SOS 6.2 [PM 13.6] Plans experiments, surveys and secondary data collection, collaboratively and independently, checking that data are recorded and organised correctly, including in databases.

SOS 7.2 ]PM 13.7] Plans experiments, simulations, surveys, secondary data collection and the construction of databases, considering the quality and appropriateness of observations and suitability of samples.

SOS 6.3 [PM 13.6] Displays and summarises data to show location and variability (including when some grouping of data is required) in order to compare data sets and to show relationships in one data set.

SOS 7.3 [PM 13.7] Displays and summarises data to show location, variability and association, and links displayed data with measures of location, variability and association.

SOS 8 [PM 12.8, 13.8, 14.8] Comments on data in terms of what conclusions might reasonably be drawn from them, distinguishing between conclusions reached on the basis of evidence and those reached on other grounds, such as personal opinion or habit.

Other Strands

To a lesser degree some outcomes from other strands are also integrated into this module.


This information is found in the wrap around pages of the teachers module. It gives details about the module.

Module Length:

Approximately 4 weeks (16 hours). This may vary upward according to the ability and prior understandings of the students.

Outcomes Levels:

Includes outcomes from levels 5, 6, 7 & 8.


Each Integrated Maths Module has been assigned a stage and number. The stage is designed to help teachers in their sequencing of modules. The number is for identification of each module.

This module is G04, that is stage G module 4.

The content of this module is:

Univariate and Bivariate data
Data representation
Data analysis

Language development:

The following terms (or derivations of them) are an essential part of this module:

summary statistic
interquartile range
standard deviation
box plot
random number

These terms are in bold whenever they appear in this text.


The structure of all modules is to present materials in three stages:

Exploration - Formalisation - Application

The files available here for downloading are a Sample Activity from the Exploration Stage of this module and a Sample Application from the Application stage of this module.

These files are available as pdf files. To view and print these files you will need a program like Adobe Acrobat Reader which is available free here.


These links are to the sample files:

Sample Activity
Sample Application

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This information is found in the wrap around pages of the teachers module produced for Western Australian schools. It details the links to the old Unit Curriculum objectives for schools trying to adapt programmes etc.

Unit Curriculum Objectives covered are:

From Maths Development 5.3

  • I 5.1 Design and carry out experiments simulating simple situations which involve chance processes.
  • I 5.3 Read and interpret univariate data (discrete and continuous) given in tabular and graphical form.
  • I 5.4 Make inferences from given tables and graphs of univariate data (discrete and continuous).
  • I 5.6 Make inferences from the outcomes generated from the experiments designed.

From Maths Development 6.3

  • I 6.2 Collect bivariate data in the form of facts and opinions.
  • I 6.3 Apply techniques of sampling, including simple random sampling and stratified random sampling.
  • I 6.4 Organise bivariate data (in the form of facts and opinions) into tables and scatter graphs, and draw lines of best fit.
  • I 6.8 Make inferences from tables, scatter graphs and lines of best fit.

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