Decide which charts and graphs represent the number of goals two football teams scored in fifteen matches.
What can you say about the child who will be first on the playground tomorrow morning at breaktime in your school?
What statements can you make about the car that passes the school
gates at 11am on Monday? How will you come up with statements and
test your ideas?
By the end of October $2011$ we had only had one response to this activity. It is an activity that focuses on data interpretation and representation. It will be a great problem when Data Handling is a key focus in the classroom. Do send us your solutions then and send us an email too, as this is now an archived problem.
Well done to Jordan and Kane from Aspendale Gardens Primary School, Victoria in Australia who sent in this excellent solution!
The table on the left is about the average per garden, while the one on the
right is about the percent of gardens with the bird.
The Carrion Crow is
amazingly ranked $18$th on each table.
About half of the gardens have Starlings.
The Starling is ranked $2$nd in the left table but ranked $10$th in the percentage table.
The Robin has an average of just under $1.5$ and is ranked $9$th.
The Robin is ranked pretty high in the right table.