Students are required to explain the misleading aspects of two graphs found in newspaper articles.

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Key competencies

This resource involves identifying misleading statementsand explaining why data displays are misleading. These relates to the Key Competencies: Thinking and Using language, symbols and text.

There appears to be a sudden jump at year 2000, but this is only because there is a five-year gap rather than the one-year gap for all the other years.

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Any 1 of:

The size of the age groups for 0-19 and 60+ are bigger. This means there are more people in them.
Accept if only the 0-19 age range is mentioned.

The graphs show the numbers of people in each group, not the percentages.

The different age groups have different numbers of people in them.