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.
A random ramble for teachers through some resources that might add a little life to a statistics class.
This article explores the process of making and testing hypotheses.
Can you guess the colours of the 10 marbles in the bag? Can you develop an effective strategy for reaching 1000 points in the least number of rounds?
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.
Three teams have each played two matches. The table gives the total number points and goals scored for and against each team. Fill in the table and find the scores in the three matches.
Statistics problems for primary learners to work on with others.
You may like to read the article on Morse code before attempting this question. Morse's letter analysis was done over 150 years ago, so might there be a better allocation of symbols today?
This article for teachers describes an activity which encourages meaningful data collection, display and interpretation.
Statistics problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
What can you say about the child who will be first on the playground tomorrow morning at breaktime in your school?
Statistics problems at primary level that may require determination.
Statistics problems for inquiring primary learners.
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?