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Broad Topics > Handling, Processing and Representing Data > Handling 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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Understanding Hypotheses

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

This article explores the process of making and testing hypotheses.

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Very Old Man

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Is the age of this very old man statistically believable?

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Odd One Out

Stage: 5 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

In this short problem, can you deduce the likely location of the odd ones out in six sets of random numbers?

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Inspector Morse

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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?

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A Random Rambling Rant

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

A random ramble for teachers through some resources that might add a little life to a statistics class.

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Helicopters

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?

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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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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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Planning a School Trip

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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.

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The Hair Colour Game

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

The class were playing a maths game using interlocking cubes. Can you help them record what happened?

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In the Bag

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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?

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Data Matching

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.

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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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History of Morse

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5

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.

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Cricket Ratings

Stage: 4

Like all sports rankings, the cricket ratings involve some maths. In this case, they use a mathematical technique known as exponential weighting. For those who want to know more, read on.

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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.