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National Mathematics Day 2013

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2013 is the International Year of Statistics, so on National Mathematics Day, students and teachers are invited to collect data, display data and interpret data. Being statistically literate is a vital skill for all students today—not just to be an informed consumer and citizen, but in order to understand the world in which we live and how it works.

There are lots of activities based around two main themes.

Your place in the world relates to families (heritage, language spoken, time in Australia) and food (what we eat, how much, sources of food). The activities are developed from a personal perspective for the early years leading to the global for the secondary years.

About our world has a scientific focus, relating to weather and probability, and sustainability of food resources. The time frames start with a single day for the early years, progressing to weeks, months and years for primary students and then to hundreds of years for secondary classes.

Information and downloadable worksheets are broadly based. You are welcome to take and use ideas and activities that suit you and your students.

Early years activities

Your place in the world relates to families and food. The activities are developed from a personal perspective.

About our world relates to weather and probability. The time frames start with a single day.

Lower primary activities

Your place in the world relates to languages spoken in the home, and food sources. The activities are developed from a class and school perspective, moving into the local neighbourhood.

About our world relates to weather prediction around Australia, and the differences in weather, food and culture in the African country of Malawi.

Upper primary activities

Your place in the world relates to languages spoken in the home and family origins, and food choices. The activities are developed from a world perspective.

About our world relates to weather extremes around Australia, and the effect of climate change on the maize production in the African country of Malawi.

Junior secondary activities

Your place in the world relates to refugees and to agriculture. The activities are developed through an Australian then world perspective.

About our world looks at climate change. The time frames vary from years to decades.