A random ramble for teachers through some resources that might add a little life to a statistics class.
You are organising a school trip and you need to write a letter to
parents to let them know about the day. Use the cards to gather all
the information you need.
This article for teachers describes an activity which encourages
meaningful data collection, display and interpretation.
This short article gives an outline of the origins of Morse code and its inventor and how the frequency of letters is reflected in the code they were given.
Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?
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?
The class were playing a maths game using interlocking cubes. Can
you help them record what happened?