YEAR 8 (ma4)
Specifying a problem,
planning and collecting data
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Y8
Objectives

Resources

Discuss a problem and identify related
questions


Decide which data and sources
are needed


Plan how to collect data, including
sample size


Construct frequency tables for
continuous data


Design and use two way tables for
discrete data


Collect data using a
suitable method 

Processing and
representing data
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Y8
Objectives

Resources

Calculate statistics, including with a
calculator


Appropriate use of measures of average
and spread

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Construct and use stem and leaf diagrams


Construct pie charts
(ICT)
Use bar
charts and frequency diagrams
(ICT)

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Pie charts
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Construct simple line
graphs
(ICT)


Construct simple scatter
diagrams
(ICT)


Identify the most useful
representation of data


Interpreting and
discussing results
Top
Y8
Objectives

Resources

Interpret tables, diagrams and graphs 
relate to problem


Compare two
distributions using range and an average


Write a report of a statistical
enquiry


Probability
Top
Y8
Objectives

Resources

Use vocabulary and ideas of probability

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Appreciate that random processes are
unpredictable


Know sum of probabilities of m.e.
outcomes is 1 or
100%


Find and record all
possible outcomes systematically

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listing outcomes

Use diagrammatic and tabular forms of
presentation


Appreciate effect of sample size on
experimental prob.


Compare experimental and theoretical
probabilities


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