CensusAtSchool: A Tool to Support the Maths Curriculum
Maria Broderick teaches Mathematics in Colaíste Bríde in Clondalkin, Dublin. In this Good Practice video from PDST Technology in Education she discusses how CensusAtSchool supports teaching and learning of statistics in her class.
CensusAtSchool 14 (2014/2015)
As it is the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family, we've included a few questions about families in this year's questionnaire. How often do you eat your main meal together, are you a sporty or musical or political family? We've also got some unusual questions such as how much you paid for your last pair of jeans. Lots of potential to collect and examine some fascinating class data.
It's official - girls have twice as many pairs of shoes as boys. Not too surprising really! And 80% of students have some form of weekly income, with 16 to 17% getting this income from paid work. Have a look at the published findings and you'll get an insight into students' habits and views. In total 4,906 secondary school students completed the 2013/2014 CensusAtSchool questionnaire between September 2013 and August 2014.
This year (2014) is the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family. Family plays a very important role in all our lives, but how exactly has family structure changed in Ireland in the last 40 years?
Pie charts provide a useful and visual way of comparing the types of families in Ireland back in 1981 with those in 2011. This lesson plan and worksheet contains data from the Central Statistics Office and offers opportunities for students to understand more about pie charts and the role that families play in our society.
The All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO) at NUI Maynooth have worked with us to produce a Census Mapping Module for Irish schools. It offers a great way to examine and interact with a selection of census data going back over the last four censuses.
The Project Maths team have a number of Teaching and Learning Plans for teachers working with Strand 1 of the syllabus, Statistics and Probability. The "supplementary materials" section on that webpage may be particularly useful for those teachers using the CensusAtSchool questionnaires to investigate data.
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