## Thursday, 1 October 2015

### Analysing Collected Data

We began by reviewing our new central idea and questions we felt we needed to explore to understand it.

Today, we began focusing on our question:

FUNCTION: How can we analyse data?

To integrate our maths learning with our Unit of Inquiry into migration, we began by collecting data of the number of continents our families had migrated to:

Collecting Data:
1. How many different continents have people in your family migrated to?

Continents:    Africa,   Europe,   Asia,    North America,    South America,
Australia (Oceania),     Antarctica

VALUES

 2 Tim 2 Jules 1 Maxi 2 Adam 3 Diego 2 Carl 3 Ayana 4 Hugo 3 Julia 2 Nadia 2 Layane 3 Sophie-Marie 2 Chiara 2 Neha 4 Lewis 2 Andrea 2 Kayla 2 Salim 2 Ryu 3 Pavi 3 Graeme

Looking at this data, we then brainstormed different things we thought we could do with the data:
What can we do with this data?
• graph
• most popular responses
• find out the %
• mode
• median
• mean (average)
• maximum / minimum
• range

This served also as a simple pre-assessment to see what ideas we would come up with.

We then looked at those words: mode, mean, range and median and created memory hooks for them to help us remember. This is what we came up with:

We had a good few laughs too creating different memory hooks.

Now that we had a better understanding, we then used our collected data to calculate the range, mode, mean and median with our table partners.

I asked the class what other data we could collect and analyse next.

Someone suggested we could analyse the number of countries we had migrated to and another thought it would be interesting to analyse the number of countries we had travelled to.

Using the collected data, we then had a choice of which data to analyse and shared our results together.

We then looked at our data we had analysed and discussed how this connects with our Unit of Migration on migration. We felt it didn't really help us with our lines of inquiry, but it does help us to spark some questions that could help deepen our understanding of our central idea and so we felt that's what we should do next.