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Mathematics and Statistics curriculum resources featuring data sets, PowerPoint presentations and powerful road safety contexts relevant to young people’s lives.

Sarah Howell.

Sarah Howell

June 2020: New NCEA curriculum resources now available.

These are NCEA Level 1 and Level 2 statistical inference resources for AS91035 and AS91264.

Fully updated to meet the current standards.

Teacher Sarah Howell is the writer of all the resources.

Statistical inference: stopping distances, driver fatigue, and distraction

These resources support the development of statistical thinking and report writing. They are not ‘something extra’; they support the work teachers already do. Fully aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum and NCEA.

The contexts engage students around safety in vehicles just as they are gaining independence as young adults. This choice of context is meaningful, it activates their prior knowledge and it foregrounds the key competency of Participating and Contributing.

NCEA Level 1 bundle

Teacher guide: NCEA Level 1 statistical inference [PDF, 289 KB]

Supports the teaching of statistical report writing for AS91035 version 3: Investigate a given multivariate data set using the statistical enquiry cycle.

Download all NCEA L1 files [ZIP, 5.1 MB] 

Zip folder includes the Level 1 teacher guide, 2 practice assessments, 2 datasets of 60 records, and PowerPoints covering the context and variables, writing questions, writing analysis statements and writing conclusions.

NCEA Level 2 bundle

Teacher guide: NCEA Level 2 statistical inference [PDF, 313 KB]

Supports the teaching of statistical report writing for AS91264 version 3: Use statistical methods to make an inference.

Download all NCEA L2 files [ZIP, 3.2 MB]

Zip folder includes the Level 2 teacher guide, 2 practice assessments, 2 datasets of 120 records, and PowerPoints covering the context, writing questions, analysis statements and conclusions.

 

The datasets are included in the file bundles above and are listed here for ease of access.

Driven to distraction dataset of 60 [CSV, 2 KB]

Driven to distraction dataset of 120 [CSV, 4 KB]

How far until it stops dataset of 60 [CSV, 1 KB]

How far until it stops dataset of 120 [CSV, 3 KB]

Years 9-10: Crossing the centre line

Crossing the Centre Line is a unit of work that is based on a series of trigonometry investigations aimed at Year 10 students. The context is set around driver distractions or micro-sleeps (or zoning out) when driving. Students carry out investigations looking at the effect factors such as differing speeds or distraction times have on the distance travelled towards the centre line if the car starts to veer towards the right at a small angle.

Discussion starters, background information, lesson plans, worksheets and ICT resources are all provided along with a unit description to assist teachers in implementing this unit of work in the classroom. A student self-assessment is included to help students reflect on their learning and as a way for them to improve the quality of their investigations.

As all of the resources as editable, teachers can adapt them to suit the needs of their class or individuals within the class.

Crossing the centre line lesson plans [DOCX, 37 KB]

Crossing the centre line - work sheets [DOCX, 2.6 MB]

Tables and graphs [XLSX, 26 KB]

 

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