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The Car That Passes

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

In the Playground

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

What can you say about the child who will be first on the playground tomorrow morning at breaktime in your school?

Real Statistics

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Have a look at this table of how children travel to school. How does it compare with children in your class?

Inspector Morse

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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?

Terrariums

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Build a mini eco-system, and collect and interpret data on how well the plants grow under different conditions.

Bird Watch

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Do you know which birds are regular visitors where you live?

Observing the Sun and the Moon

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

How does the time of dawn and dusk vary? What about the Moon, how does that change from night to night? Is the Sun always the same? Gather data to help you explore these questions.

Avalanche!

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Investigate how avalanches occur and how they can be controlled

Birds in the Garden

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

This activity asks you to collect information about the birds you see in the garden. Are there patterns in the data or do the birds seem to visit randomly?

Compare the Squares

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In this problem you will do your own poll to find out whether your friends think two squares on a board are the same colour or not.

Oware, Naturally

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Could games evolve by natural selection? Take part in this web experiment to find out!

Gr8 Coach

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you coach your rowing eight to win?

What Does it Say to You?

Stage: 1 and 2

Written for teachers, this article discusses mathematical representations and takes, in the second part of the article, examples of reception children's own representations.