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Author:The Mercury/University of Tasmania
Description: Newspaper articles collected from the Tasmanian (Australia) metropolitan daily newspaper, The Mercury, to represent the five areas of the Chance and Data curriculum (Data Collection and Sampling, Data Representation, Chance and Basic Probability, Data Reduction, and Inference), and aspects of numeracy throughout mathematics. Each section contains introductory questions, and each article is followed by a short discussion. Many articles can be associated with more than one part of the curriculum. Articles are also cross-referenced by topic for use in projects or by teachers of subject areas other than mathematics. News topics include: health, social change, sport, diet, environment/ science, traffic, smoking, politics, and gender issues.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities, Collections, Articles
Math Topics: Probability, Statistics, Medicine/Health, Political Science, Sports
Math Ed Topics: Interdisciplinary/Thematic Studies

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