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Broad Topics > Handling, Processing and Representing Data > Interpreting data

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Farmers Field

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A farmer has a flat field and two sons who will each inherit half of the field. The farmer wishes to build a stone wall to divide the field in two so each son inherits the same area. Stone walls are. . . .

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Going for Gold

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Looking at the 2008 Olympic Medal table, can you see how the data is organised? Could the results be presented differently to give another nation the top place?

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Our Sports

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This problem explores the range of events in a sports day and which ones are the most popular and attract the most entries.

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If the World Were a Village

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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?

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Meaningful Statistics

Stage: 1 and 2

This article for teachers describes an activity which encourages meaningful data collection, display and interpretation.

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Tree Tops

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

A manager of a forestry company has to decide which trees to plant. What strategy for planting and felling would you recommend to the manager in order to maximise the profit?

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Olympic Records

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?

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Match the Matches

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Decide which charts and graphs represent the number of goals two football teams scored in fifteen matches.

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Terrariums

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Guess the Houses for Two

Stage: Early years, 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Guess the Houses game for an adult and child. Can you work out which house your partner has chosen by asking good questions?

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Birdwatch

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Have a look at this data from the RSPB 2011 Birdwatch. What can you say about the data?

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Who's the Best?

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

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The Domesday Project

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Take a look at these data collected by children in 1986 as part of the Domesday Project. What do they tell you? What do you think about the way they are presented?

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Avalanche!

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Investigate how avalanches occur and how they can be controlled

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The Car That Passes

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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?

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Class 5's Names

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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?

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Birds in the Garden

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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?

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Calendar Capers

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Choose any three by three square of dates on a calendar page. Circle any number on the top row, put a line through the other numbers that are in the same row and column as your circled number. Repeat. . . .

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Not Necessarily in That Order

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Baker, Cooper, Jones and Smith are four people whose occupations are teacher, welder, mechanic and programmer, but not necessarily in that order. What is each person’s occupation?

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Football Champs

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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.

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Charting More Success

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you make sense of the charts and diagrams that are created and used by sports competitors, trainers and statisticians?

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Reaction Timer

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This problem offers you two ways to test reactions - use them to investigate your ideas about speeds of reaction.

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Hockey

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

After some matches were played, most of the information in the table containing the results of the games was accidentally deleted. What was the score in each match played?

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Charting Success

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you make sense of the charts and diagrams that are created and used by sports competitors, trainers and statisticians?

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In the Playground

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Investigating Epidemics

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.

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What Does Random Look Like?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Engage in a little mathematical detective work to see if you can spot the fakes.

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Gr8 Coach

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you coach your rowing eight to win?

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Understanding Hypotheses

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

This article explores the process of making and testing hypotheses.

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Clock Squares

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Square numbers can be represented on the seven-clock (representing these numbers modulo 7). This works like the days of the week.

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Three Spinners

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?