Holidays at home appeal

Primary school focus

  1. If 1/3 of Tasmanians holiday at home, where do you think the rest of Tasmanians holiday?
  2. 1/4 of Tasmanians chose Queensland as their holiday destination. Do you think they actually travel there? Can you tell from the article?
  3. 2000 people were surveyed nationally, how many Tasmanians were surveyed? Were there sufficient numbers to get accurate data?
  4. If 39% of Tasmanians would most like to holiday in Western Australia, 23% in the Northern Territory and 15% in South Australia, what percentage of Tasmanians preferred the remaining states?
  5. Considering Tasmania, Queensland, the ACT, NSW and Victoria are not represented, do you believe the results of this survey are correct? Why/why not?
  6. What other ways are there to write the numbers represented in this article?
  7. Survey your own class. Do the results in your survey vary from those in this article?
  8. Write a newspaper report showing the findings from your own class survey.

(Written by Julia Hodgkinson, BTeach student, University of Tasmania, 2001)

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