Conflicting reports

On the Numeracy in the News website there are two conflicting reports about Australians' state of health.

The articles, Aussies on Health Kick and Australian Fatties Hit New Heights, were published in the same paper only four days apart.

The first article can be found in the 'Health' section of the 'Topics of Articles' and the second in the 'Diet' section.

There are also student questions and teacher discussion notes.

Students are asked to review critically the claims made in each article and assess the evidence supporting the claims. The intention is to raise the consciousness of students as critical readers of media reports.