Overarching learning goals: This lesson provides students with opportunities to engage with real world data yielded by the Garage Sale they hosted. Students will analyse graphic organisers that present data collected from last year’s Garage Sale Trail event. They will use these models to create their own graphs, charts and tables. They will also discuss the results of their Garage Sales in terms of sales figures per category of item.
Work through this resource material in the sequence suggested here.
NOTE: To complete these tasks, you will need to have compiled the following data sets from the Garage Sale events in which your students were involved:
- stock lists from each Garage Sale hosted by students from the class
- stock categories for each stock list
- rough profit figures for each sale
1. Display the 2012 Garage Sale Trail’s Schools How To Guide onscreen if possible, or distribute 2012 Garage Sale Trail How to Guide.
1. Examine the 2012 Garage Sale Trail’s Schools How To Guide at the end of this worksheet.
List at least five techniques that have been
used in the poster to convey information in a
manner which is both clear and compelling.
(a) What type of infographic is shown as a red and blue circle?
(b) What information is presented in the form of a picture graph?
(c) How can we best describe the figure $2,094 presented in the Guide?
(d) What is the value in waste volume of each wheelie bin icon?
(e) What mathematical equation can be devised to represent the wheelie bin graphic?
(f) What percentage of profits in 2012 were not given to charity?
(g) What evidence is presented to support the idea that “Garage Sale Trail is a proven fundraising platform?”
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