I’ve just finished the topic of Data with my year 8 class and it was massive.
We looked at interpreting and drawing different types of graphs, misleading graphs and data, types of data that can be collected, ways of collecting data, organising data into frequency tables, ways to plot data, and summary statistics to help us interpret data. All up we’ve spent just over 6 weeks on this topic.
To round everything up nicely and to try and bring all these concepts together, I decided to have my students conduct an investigation where they need to collect data then organise, display and interpret their results. We spent 90 minutes working on this mini-project in class, and i’ll give them another 45 minutes next lesson to finish it all off (and make it look pretty!)
Here it is if you’re interested (i’ll post some finished posters when they’re done)