lake fish Taupo Trout Resource Nice little trout
Revised FEB 2021 - Jim

There is no charge for this data. It was collected during the International Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Competition 1993 to 2011. The Department of Conservation Fishing Rangers measured and recorded all the data supplied by the hundreds of anglers who enjoyed the fishing competition. A lot of fun was had by all and the data is for all to explore.

Main document - Lake Taupo Trout description, more contextual info. Some good Y7 to Y10 ideas and sample assessment ideas for inference for Year 11, 12 and 13.

All trout data has been formatted as .csv files.
Trout Data 1993
Trout Data 1994
Trout Data 1995
Trout Data 1996
Trout Data 1997
Trout Data 1998
Trout Data 1999
Trout Data 2006
Trout Data 2007
Trout Data 2011

Excel sheet of all trout.

A very cool idea is to make a box and put teh trout data cards below in for sampling.
Pictures for making the box and other cool art.
Art 1, Art 2, Art 3, Art 4, Art 5, Art 6, Art 7, Art 8, Art 9, Art 10

Fish for cutting up and putting into the box for sampling
1993 data, 1999 data, and 2011 data.
Another way for younger students especially is to put a steel staple in each data card and make a fishing rod using a short rod some string and a magnet. This creates huge motivation for all to fish and increases the fun factor.

Dot plot, box whisker sheet for data cards and hand sampling
Marion's Inference .ppt,
Jim's .ppt

Learning and Teaching Ideas.
1. I suggest you develop this context in Year 9 and continue to use it in increasingly sophisticated ways for learning and for assessment to Year 13. As explained in the Main document there are ample opportunites to build mathematics and statistical concepts.
2. Used with iNZIGHT the data can be used to model sample variation and bootstrapping.
3. One of the great resources to make is the box with a 1000 or so fish cut up and floating around. I decorate the box with pictures of the lake and have students sample and make dot plots and box and whisker plots.
4. WWW Shape, Middle 50%, Spread and Oddities. The WWW stands for What am I looking at? Where is it? and What does it mean? This is a great literacy strategy to help students write sensible statements upon which to base conclusions. PPDAC rules of course and The Eyes Have It!
5. See the Chapter on Statistics elsewhere on this website.
And...Go fishing on the big lake. There are 62 cubic km of water there and you can drink it. Teach a kid to fly fish, spin fish or just look at them.