Jobless fall tipped as Tassie ages
A number of mathematical concepts and activities can potentially be introduced into this article. There are opportunities for teachers to explore many paths, population/sample for example is an important mathematical component which could be discussed and developed further, also extended graph construction, chance and basic probability.
This article has the potential for an entire unit to be developed through drawing upon a number of KLA'S. Thus, it provides for a more in-depth understanding of particular issues arising, which are inevitably effecting our future lives as both students and adults. Thus, the article holds quite a few opportunities for students to do research based primarily on the issues arising from the article. This may be in relation to population growth and decline or societal attitudes, values and norms; thus, drawing upon mathematical, historical and/or a sociological perspective to examine changes and shifts throughout history to date. Each perspective complements each other as it develops and deepens students' understandings from alternate angles and lines of thought.
(Written by Monique Sparkes, BTeach student, University of
Where to next?
Student Questions for this article
Index - Related articles
Index - Data Collection and Sampling
Main Index - Numeracy in the News