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.
Decide which charts and graphs represent the number of goals two football teams scored in fifteen matches.
Have a look at all the information Class 5 have collected about
themselves. Can you find out whose birthday it is today?
Have a look at this table of how children travel to school. How
does it compare with children in your class?
Imagine picking up a bow and some arrows and attempting to hit the
target a few times. Can you work out the settings for the sight
that give you the best chance of gaining a high score?
Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide
on the best training regime for your rowing crew.
Start with two numbers. This is the start of a sequence. The next
number is the average of the last two numbers. Continue the
sequence. What will happen if you carry on for ever?
Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
Many of you contributed to the solution for this problem, which was harder than it might have looked.
Go to last month's problems to see more solutions.
This article for teachers describes an activity which encourages
meaningful data collection, display and interpretation.
A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.