Project 3: Stats OnLine
General Information
Lead Teachers:

Austin Simms (STEM~Net Lead Teacher)
asimms@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca
Allan Skanes (Mathematics Enrichment Teacher)
askanes@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca

School:  J.J. Curling Elementary School Woodbine Avenue Corner Brook, NF A2H 3P2 7852814/5014 FAX. 7852042 
Grade Level:  Grade 7 Mathematics  Enrichment Group of Grade 6 Students 
Number of Students  10 
Project Start and Finish Dates:  March  June, 1997 
Project Overview
J. J. Curling Elementary is a K  6 school with a population of 380 students. From the Grade 6 group of students, assessments were carried out last year and ten
students were selected to be in an enrichment group. This enrichment group is doing the Grade 7 Mathematics curriculum rather than the regular Grade 6
Mathematics curriculum.
This project will combine the objectives and outcomes of both the Grade 7 Mathematics curriculum and the Technology Education. Students will be taught the
various topics in the Statistics unit. They will then use real life situations to obtain data. While the type of data to be obtained will be determined by students,
professional sports statistics are a likely source. Students will:
 Choose an area from which to retrieve data.
 Use the Internet to retrieve data.
 Retrieve statistics they wish to work with.
 Make various types of graphs from the data collected.
 Make assumptions and predictions based on their findings.
 Share, with others in the class, their data, graphs, etc. This will be done by using our Local Access Network.
Project Goals
 To provide the opportunity for students to combine technology with their Mathematics curriculum.
 To encourage creativity through the use of technology.
 To increase awareness and interest in the topic of statistics.
 To enhance the learning of the objectives of the statistics unit in Mathematics.
 To facilitate learning through the use of technology.
 To improve the literacy skills of data gathering.
Curriculum Connections
Mathematics:
The following objectives are included in the Statistics unit in Grade 7 Mathematics. These objectives will be achieved through the students use of data obtained from
real life situations and obtained through the Internet.
 Communicate the distinguish between:
 Sample and Population
 Biased and Unbiased Sampling
 Evaluate various means of data collection
 Read and make inferences for grouped and ungrouped data based on
 Frequency Tables
 Pictographs
 Bar Graphs
 Brokenline Graphs
 Construct, using grouped and ungrouped data:
 Frequency Tables
 Pictographs
 Bar Graphs
 Brokenline Graphs
 Read and interpret circle graphs
 Determine, by calculation and observation, the mean from:
 Raw Data
 A Frequency Table
Technology Education
This project will assist in the achievement of some of the outcomes identified in the Communications Domain of the outcomes for Technology Education.
 Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of communications tools.
 Evaluate communications tools.
 Identify advantages and disadvantages of selected communications technologies.
 Use communications technology to build new knowledge.
 Use communications technology to create, modify, and disseminate information.
Evaluation
Students will illustrate their achievement of the stated objectives through:
 Writing a unit test on the Statistics Unit in Mathematics.
 Submission of a completed project.
 Show how to use the Internet.
