"Mathematics Lessons for Primary, Intermediate & Secondary Levels "
Data Management Unit Using E-STAT for Grade 9 Mathematics in Nova Scotia – on the Nova Scotia Learning Resources and Technology website - http://lrt.ednet.ns.ca/PD/pdf/gr_9_statistics_canada.pdf This 70-page document was written by Nova Scotia Ministry of Education staff (in collaboration with Statistics Canada) for the Data Management Unit in grade 9 Mathematics. The activities and lessons utilize the data and graphing resources available through Statistics Canada's E-STAT web site at http://estat.statcan.ca. Below are examples developed by David MacFarlane (Dr. J.H. Gillis High School, Antigonish, Nova Scotia) showing how he uses E-STAT for teaching the grade 9 data management unit. “I have found E-STAT extremely useful in teaching statistics in the classroom. The statistical information that is available allows me to find materials that my students can easily relate to. By connecting a classroom activity to a headline in the new media students can see the importance of understanding and interpreting statistics” David MacFarlane, Dr. J.H. Gillis High School, Antigonish, Nova Scotia Find the line of best fit students draw line of best fit Calculate slope Relevant data can be pulled from E-STAT to address current issues. Example: Why did the teachers in British Columbia go on strike in October 2005? Why did they have the support of so many (unionized) government employees? We can then look at current trends by focusing on year 2000 where salaries begin to drop. Salaries in British Columbia Salaries in the rest of Canada Displaying data – Which graph gives you a better understanding of how many jobs are created by tourism? When should we use a pie graph? transportation Originator: David MacFarlane, Dr. Gillis High School, Antigonish, Nova Scotia Email: firstname.lastname@example.org File: NS Math presentation Oct2005.doc Folder: Workshop materials/E-STAT and Math Origin: This was presented at a workshop at the NS Math Teachers meeting, Oct. 2005