Try grouping the dominoes in the ways described. Are there any left
over each time? Can you explain why?
Can you find out in which order the children are standing in this
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.
There are four unknown numbers. The mean of the first two numbers
is 4, and the mean of the first three numbers is 9. The mean of all
four numbers is 15. If one of the four numbers was 2, what were. . . .
We use statistics to give ourselves an informed view on a subject of interest. This problem explores how to scale countries on a map to represent characteristics other than land area.
Given a probability density function find the mean, median and mode
of the distribution.
Your data is a set of positive numbers. What is the maximum value
that the standard deviation can take?
The probability that a passenger books a flight and does not turn
up is 0.05. For an aeroplane with 400 seats how many tickets can be
sold so that only 1% of flights are over-booked?
Jazzy describes a very logical way of filling in the camel picture.
Many of you contributed to the solution for this problem, which was harder than it might have looked.
Here is the solution to a toughnut that has been solved recently.
See how rotations, translations and glide reflections are all made up of compositions of reflections.
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.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?