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Watson, Jane – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2015
Using statistical literacy skills to determine appropriate scales to be used on graphs is an essential part of numeracy. Using several meaningful contexts, this article explains very clearly when it is appropriate and inappropriate to begin the scale of a graph at zero.
Descriptors: Statistics, Numeracy, Graphs, Scaling
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Fry, Kym – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2014
In this article, Kym Fry uses the "Programme for International Student Assessment" (PISA) assessment framework to break down what her Year 6 students learned as they explored the inquiry question, "How much is a cubic metre?" First, an overview of the lessons in the unit is provided. Quality assessment opportunities are…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Mathematical Concepts, International Assessment, Foreign Countries