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.
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.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
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 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?
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.
This article for teachers describes an activity which encourages
meaningful data collection, display and interpretation.
Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?
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?
What can you say about the child who will be first on the playground tomorrow morning at breaktime in your school?