Lesson Plan

Analysing Road Crash Data

Secondary School In-Class Interactive Learning Maths Year 7 Year 8
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As young people get older and take part in more independent travel, the risk of involvement in road crashes increases.

In this lesson, students use crash fatality data to create different data displays, calculate the mode, median and mean of crash data for different ages of children and young people, and describe and interpret their findings to explain which age groups have been more involved in fatal crashes in Victoria.

Curriculum Alignment

This activity supports:

  • Data representation and interpretation
    • Identify and investigate issues involving numerical data collected from primary and secondary sources (VCMSP268)
    • Construct and compare a range of data displays including stem-and-leaf plots and dot plots (VCMSP269)
    • Calculate mean, median, mode and range for sets of data. Interpret these statistics in the context of data (VCMSP270)
    • Describe and interpret data displays using median, mean and range (VCMSP271)

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