This article for teachers describes an activity which encourages
meaningful data collection, display and interpretation.
This activity is based on data in the book 'If the World Were a Village'. How will you represent your chosen data for maximum effect?
Do you know which birds are regular visitors where you live?
This article for teachers looks at some suggestions taken from the
NRICH website that offer a broad view of data and ask some more
probing questions about it.
Class 5 were looking at the first letter of each of their names. They created different charts to show this information. Can you work out which member of the class was away on that day?
This problem explores the range of events in a sports day and which ones are the most popular and attract the most entries.
Investigate how avalanches occur and how they can be controlled
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.
Use the information about the ducks on a particular farm to find
out which of the statements about them must be true.
You'll need to work in a group on this problem. Can you use your sticky notes to show the answer to questions such as 'how many boys and girls are there in your group?'.
Some children were playing a game. Make a graph or picture to show
how many ladybirds each child had.
Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?
Making a scale model of the solar system
Written for teachers, this article discusses mathematical
representations and takes, in the second part of the article,
examples of reception children's own representations.
A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.
Three dice are placed in a row. Find a way to turn each one so that the three numbers on top of the dice total the same as the three numbers on the front of the dice. Can you find all the ways to do. . . .
Can you see who the gold medal winner is? What about the silver medal winner and the bronze medal winner?
Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and
How can people be divided into groups fairly for events in the Paralympics, for school sports days, or for subject sets?