One of the topic of this term for my Grade 8 students is basic statistics.
Statistics is the study of the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data. It deals with all aspects of this, including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments.
According to Wikipedia, much of statistics is non-mathematical: ensuring that data collection is undertaken in a way that produces valid conclusions; coding and archiving data so that information is retained and made useful for international comparisons of official statistics; reporting of results and summarized data (tables and graphs) in ways comprehensible to those who must use them; implementing procedures that ensure the privacy of census information.
Since students take this lesson under mathematics, it concerned with collecting and interpreting data.
My students learn how to:
* Collect, classify and tabulate data
* Read and interpret tables and statistical diagrams
* Construct Graphs and or Diagrams (line graph, bar graph, circle graph, pictogram, bar graph, histogram, stem and leaf diagram)
* Measures of central tendency
One of the prompt required to check my students’ performance was writing a journal. The journal contains collecting data, data calculation, additional data research, and end up by writing an article about their findings.
Here some excellent works from them: