Statistical Modelling

This is a collection of statistics problems organised by curriculum content. More topics are available in the statistics curriculum mapping pages.

Odd One Out

Age 16 to 18 Short Challenge Level:

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

Stats Statements

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?

Epidemic Modelling

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Use the computer to model an epidemic. Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths.

The Random World

Age 11 to 18

Think that a coin toss is 50-50 heads or tails? Read on to appreciate the ever-changing and random nature of the world in which we live.

Random Squares

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

What is a random pattern?

Probably a Code?

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Is the regularity shown in this encoded message noise or structure?

The Wrong Stats

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?

Top Marks

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Can you make all of these statements about averages true at the same time?

A Random Rambling Rant

Age 5 to 18

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

Making Sense of Statistics

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

This collection of problems helps Stage 4 and 5 students to explore and make sense of statistics.

Data and Statistics

Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

These problems are designed to help Stage 3, 4 and 5 students to handle data and work with statistics.